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[hem-i-mawr-fahyt] /ˌhɛm ɪˈmɔr faɪt/

a hydrous zinc silicate mineral, Zn 4 (OH) 2 Si 2 O 7 ⋅H 2 O, occurring in clear, colorless orthorhombic crystals; calamine: an ore of zinc.
a white mineral consisting of hydrated zinc silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form: a common ore of zinc. Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2.H2O Also called (US) calamine


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