Erythrite

E·ryth'rite noun [ Greek 'eryqro`s red.] 1. (Chemistry) A colorless crystalline substance, C 4 H 6 .(OH) 4 , of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin ; -- called also ery...
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erythrite

1. <chemistry> A colourless crystalline substance, C4H6.(OH)4, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also erythrol, erythroglucin, erythromannite, pseudorcin, cobalt bloom, and under the name phycite obtained from the alga Protococcus vulgaris. It is a tetrabasic alcoh...
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erythrite

cobalt bloom noun a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic
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Erythrite

• (n.) A rose-red mineral, crystallized and earthy, a hydrous arseniate of cobalt, known also as cobalt bloom; -- called also erythrin or erythrine. • (n.) A colorless crystalline substance, C4H6.(OH)4, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; -- called also erythrol, erythr...
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erythrite

arsenate mineral in the vivianite group, hydrated cobalt arsenate [Co3(AsO4)28H2O]. Erythrite, which is used as a guide to the presence of ... [1 related articles]
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Erythrite

Erythrite is a secondary mineral which often shows a vivid colour and occurs in thin crusts. It is an important indicator of cobalt mineral deposits, being formed through the oxidation of cobaltite in veins and has the formulae Co3(AsO4)2ù8H2O and a relative hardness of 3.
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erythrite

Type: Term Pronunciation: ĕ-rith′rīt Synonyms: erythritol
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Erythrite

Erythrite or red cobalt is a secondary hydrated cobalt arsenate mineral with the formula (Co3(AsO4)2·8H2O). Erythrite and annabergite (Ni3(AsO4)2·8H2O) (nickel arsenate) form a complete series with the general formula (Co,Ni)3(AsO4)2·8H2O. Erythrite crystallizes in the monoclinic system and forms prismatic crystals. The color is crimson to pink...
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