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A reddish secondary cobalt mineral, CO3(AsO4)2·8H2O, found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic and used in coloring glass.
1. (Minerals) Also called: cobalt bloom a pink to purple secondary mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: Co3(AsO4)2.8H2O
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for erythritol
e•ryth•rite(ɪˈrɪθ raɪt, ˈɛr əˌθraɪt)
a mineral, hydrous cobalt arsenate, Co3As2O8∙8H2O, occurring as a powdery, usu. red incrustation on cobalt minerals; cobalt bloom.
[1835–45; < Greek erythr(ós) red + -ite1]
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|Noun||1.||erythrite - a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic|
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition