[lep-i-doh-kroh-sahyt] /ˌlɛp ɪ doʊˈkroʊ saɪt/

a ruby-red to reddish-brown orthorhombic mineral, iron oxyhydroxide, FeO(OH), dimorphous with goethite: an ore of iron, used as a pigment.


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