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croc·o·ite(krŏk′ō-īt′, krō′kō-) also croc·oi·site (krŏk′wə-zīt′)
A rare lead chromate mineral, PbCrO4, that forms brilliant orange crystals.
[Alteration of French crocoise, from Greek krokoeis, saffron-colored, from krokos, saffron; see crocus.]
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