follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

mispickel

[mis-pik-uh l] /ˈmɪsˌpɪk əl/
noun, Mineralogy
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < German Mispickel
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for mispickel

mispickel

/ˈmɪsˌpɪkəl/
noun
1.
another name for arsenopyrite
Word Origin
C17: from German
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for mispickel

arsenopyrite

an iron sulfoarsenide mineral (FeAsS), the most common ore of arsenic. It is most commonly found in ore veins that were formed at high temperatures, as at Mapimi, Mex.; Butte, Mont.; and Tunaberg, Swed. Arsenopyrite forms monoclinic or triclinic crystals with an orthorhombic shape; the physical appearance of these crystals is seldom an accurate method for determining their symmetry. A series of minerals in which cobalt partially replaces iron is called cobaltian arsenopyrites; those in which the Co:Fe ratio lies between 1:2 and 6:1 are called glaucodot (see also cobaltite). Weathering alters these sulfides to arsenates: arsenopyrite to scorodite, and glaucodot to erythrite. For detailed physical properties, see sulfide mineral (table)

Learn more about arsenopyrite with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for mispickel

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mispickel

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for mispickel