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sylvite

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noun syl·vite \ˈsil-ˌvīt\

Definition of sylvite

  1. :  a mineral that is a natural potassium chloride and occurs in colorless cubes or crystalline masses



Variants of sylvite

also sylvine play \-ˌvēn\

Origin of sylvite

alteration of sylvine, from French, from New Latin sal digestivus Sylvii digestive salt of Sylvius, from Sylvius latinized name of Jacques Dubois †1555 French physician


First Known Use: 1868


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