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erythrite

[ih-rith-rahyt, er-uh-thrahyt] /ɪˈrɪθ raɪt, ˈɛr əˌθraɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, hydrous cobalt arsenate, Co 3 As 2 O 8 ⋅8H 2 O, occurring as a powdery, usually red incrustation on cobalt minerals; cobalt bloom.
Origin of erythrite
1835-1845
1835-45; erythr- + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for erythrite

erythrite

/ɪˈrɪθraɪt/
noun
1.
Also called cobalt bloom. a pink to purple secondary mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: Co3(AsO4)2.8H2O
2.
another name for erythritol

erythritol

/ɪˈrɪθrɪˌtɒl/
noun
1.
a sweet crystalline compound extracted from certain algae and lichens and used in medicine to dilate the blood vessels of the heart; 1,2,3,4-butanetetrol. Formula: C4H10O4
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