Marcasite

Marcasite

(Science: chemical) a sulphide of iron resembling pyrite or common iron pyrites in composition, but differing in form; white iron pyrites. Golden marcasite, tin.

Origin: f. Marcassite; cf. It. Marcassita, sp. Marquesita, pg. Marquezita; all fr. Ar. Marqashitha.


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