Meaning of hemimorphite

hem•i•mor•phite

Pronunciation: (hem"i-môr'fīt), [key]
— n.
  1. a hydrous zinc silicate mineral, Zn(OH)SiO&multiplydot;HO, occurring in clear, colorless orthorhombic crystals; calamine: an ore of zinc.
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