Definition of lepidocrocite in English:

lepidocrocite

noun

  • A red to reddish-brown mineral consisting of ferric hydroxide, typically occurring as scaly or fibrous crystals.

    • ‘Goethite and lepidocrocite, FeOOH, are common replacement agents of pyrite and also occur as stains on minerals exposed to weathering.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek lepis, lepid- ‘scale’ + krokis ‘fiber’.

Pronunciation

lepidocrocite

/ˌlepədōˈkrōsīt/