sylvite


syl·vite

noun \ˈsil-ˌvīt\

Definition of SYLVITE

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

Variants of SYLVITE

syl·vite also syl·vine \-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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