Definition of hemimorphite in English:

hemimorphite

noun

mass noun
  • A mineral consisting of hydrated zinc silicate, typically occurring as flat white prisms.

    • ‘Pseudomorphs of sphalerite after galena, tetrahedrite, barite, and calcite have been found; hemimorphite and smithsonite pseudomorphs after sphalerite are reported.’
    • ‘Local collectors had tentatively identified it as willemite or smithsonite, based perhaps on the occurrence of botryoidal blue hemimorphite at the same locality.’
    • ‘Unusual cuprite pseudomorphs after azurite have been found at the Rose mine, Grant County, and cuprite-included hemimorphite is reported from the Blanchard mine in the Hansonburg district, Socorro County.’
    • ‘Adamite occurs with conichalcite, agardite, and hemimorphite.’
    • ‘Historically, smithsonite is referred to as calamine in some descriptive literature, particularly that related to Great Britain and Australia, leading to confusion with hemimorphite if specific compositional data are lacking.’

Pronunciation

hemimorphite

/ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfʌɪt/