troilite


troi·lite

noun \ˈtrō-ə-ˌlīt, ˈtri-ˌlīt\

Definition of TROILITE

:  a mineral that is a variety of pyrrhotite and that is widely but sparsely distributed (as on earth, in meteorites, and in lunar soil samples)

Origin of TROILITE

German Troilit, from Domenico Troili, 18th century Italian scientist + German -it -ite
First Known Use: circa 1868

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