cacoxenite

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Etymology[edit]

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

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cacoxenite

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

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