Definition of metavariscite in English:

metavariscite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A monoclinic form of hydrated aluminium phosphate, AlPO₄·2H₂O, which is dimorphous with the orthorhombic form (variscite), and occurs as minute, pale green, tabular crystals in cavities in massive variscite.

Origin

1920s. From meta- + variscite.

Pronunciation

metavariscite

/ˌmɛtəˈvarɪskʌɪt//ˌmɛtəˈvarɪsʌɪt/