Definition of Rhodochrosite

1. Noun. A mineral consisting of manganese carbonate; a source of manganese.

Terms within: Atomic Number 25, Manganese, Mn
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Rhodochrosite

1. n. Manganese carbonate, a rose-red mineral sometimes occuring crystallized, but generally massive with rhombohedral cleavage like calcite; -- called also dialogite.

Definition of Rhodochrosite

1. Noun. (minerology) A crystalline mineral composed mainly of manganese carbonate MnCO3. ¹

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Definition of Rhodochrosite

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Medical Definition of Rhodochrosite

1. Manganese carbonate, a rose-red mineral sometimes occuring crystallized, but generally massive with rhombohedral cleavage like calcite. Synonym: dialogite. Origin: Gr. "rodon the rose + a colouring. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhodochrosite

rhodie
rhodies
rhodin
rhodium
rhodiums
rhodizite
rhodizonate
rhodizonic
rhodizonic acid
rhodnius
rhodo-
rhodobacter
rhodobacter capsulatus
rhodobacter sphaeroides
rhodocene
rhodochrosite (current term)
rhodochrosites
rhodococcus
rhodococcus equi
rhodocrinite
rhododendron
rhododendronlike
rhododendrons
rhodogenesis
rhodolite
rhodolites
rhodomontade
rhodomontades
rhodonite
rhodonites

Literary usage of Rhodochrosite

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1. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"Manganese, calcium, and magnesium may be present in small amounts. rhodochrosite, C02 38.3, FeO 61.7=100. The other metals may be present, ..."

2. Research Papers from the Kent Chemical Laboratory of Yale University by Yale University Kent chemical laboratory (1901)
"VI ANALYSIS OF rhodochrosite FROM FRANKLIN FURNACE, NEW JERSEY. BY PE BROWNING" THE specimen of rhodochrosite, an analysis of which is here given, ..."

3. Stones for Building and Decoration by George Perkins Merrill (1908)
"rhodochrosite.—This mineral is chemically a carbonate of manganese. Its claim as an ornamental stone lies in its compact texture and delicate pink color. ..."

4. Stones for Building and Decoration by George Perkins Merrill (1903)
"Like rhodochrosite rhodonite is stated to change color on prolonged exposure. Septarian Nodules.—The peculiar concretionary forms of impure carbonate of ..."

5. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1904)
"... used in the production of the red fire of fireworks. The demand for the material is small, and the price but from $2.50 to $4 a ton. 6. rhodochrosite ..."

6. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"... used in the production of the red fire of fireworks. The demand for the material is small, and the price but from $2.50 to $4 a ton. 6. rhodochrosite ..."

7. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1904)
"... used in the production of the red fire of fireworks. The demand for the material is small, and the price but from $2.50 to $4 a ton. 6. rhodochrosite ..."

8. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"... used in the production of the red fire of fireworks. The demand for the material is small, and the price but from $2.50 to $4 a ton. 6. rhodochrosite ..."

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