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noun stib·nite \ˈstib-ˌnīt\

Definition of STIBNITE

:  a mineral that consists of the trisulfide of antimony and occurs in orthorhombic lead-gray crystals of metallic luster or in massive form

Origin of STIBNITE

alteration of obsolete English stibine stibnite, from French, from Latin stibium antimony, from Greek stibi, from Egyptian sṭm
First Known Use: circa 1854


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