Meaning of variscite

var•is•cite

Pronunciation: (var'u-sīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a secondary mineral, hydrated phosphate of aluminum, Al(PO)&multiplydot;2HO, occurring mainly as massive, bluish-green nodules: sometimes used as a gem.
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