follow Dictionary.com

Know these essential literary terms?

pharmacolite

[fahr-mak-uh-lahyt, fahr-muh-kuh-] /fɑrˈmæk əˌlaɪt, ˈfɑr mə kə-/
noun
1.
hydrous calcium arsenate, 2CaO⋅As 2 O 5 ⋅5H 2 O, formed by natural alteration of mineral deposits containing arsenopyrite and arsenical ores of cobalt and silver.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; pharmaco- + -lite; modeled on German Pharmakolith
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pharmacolite

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pharmacolite

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends