erythrite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n erythrite a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Erythrite (Chem) A colorless crystalline substance, C4H6.(OH)4, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; -- called also erythrol erythroglucin erythromannite pseudorcin cobalt bloom, and under the name phycite obtained from the alga Protococcus vulgaris. It is a tetrabasic alcohol, corresponding to glycol and glycerin.
    • Erythrite (Min) A rose-red mineral, crystallized and earthy, a hydrous arseniate of cobalt, known also as cobalt bloom; -- called also erythrin or erythrine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n erythrite A hydrous arseniate of cobalt, of a rose-red color, occurring in radiated or acicular crystalline forms and as a pulverulent incrustation. Also called cobalt-bloom and erythrin.
    • n erythrite A rose-red variety of orthoclase feldspar from amygdaloid near Kilpatrick, Scotland.
    • n erythrite A crystalline organic principle (C4H6(OH)4) obtained from several species of lichens by extraction with milk of lime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Erythrite e-rith′rīt a reddish hydrous arseniate of cobalt
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'eryqro`s red

Usage

In literature:

Ni3(AsO4)2 + 8H2O, crystallizing in the monoclinic system and isomorphous with vivianite and erythrite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Energetic oxidation gives erythritic acid and mesotartaric acid.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Examples are iodosuccimide (C4H4O2NI), silver fluoride (AgF.H2O), and penta-erythrite (C5H12O4).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
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