Eosphorite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eosphorite (Min) A hydrous phosphate of alumina and manganese. It is generally of a rose-pink color, -- whence the name.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eosphorite A hydrous phosphate of aluminium and manganese, with a small amount of iron. It occurs in prismatic crystals and cleavable masses, usually of a delicate rose-pink color. It is closely related to childrenite, which, however, contains chiefly iron with but little manganese.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Gr. Bringer of morn

Usage

In literature:

Eosphorite occurs as crystals of prismatic habit with angles very nearly the same as those of childrenite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
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