Definitions

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  • n. A soft phosphate of iron occurring in yellowish clumps: hydrated iron aluminum phosphate oxide: (Fe,Al)25(PO4)17O6(OH)12·17H2O.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cacoxene.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek κακός (kakos, "bad") + ξένος (ksenos, "guest") because the phosphorous content of cacoxenite lessens the quality of iron smelted from ore containing it.

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