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covellite

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noun co·vel·lite \kō-ˈve-ˌlīt, ˈkō-və-ˌ\

Definition of covellite

  1. :  a usually blue mineral consisting of a sulfide of copper



Variants of covellite

also

covelline

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Origin and Etymology of covellite

French covelline, from Niccolò Covelli †1829 Italian chemist


First Known Use: 1850


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