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witherite

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noun with·er·ite \ˈwi-thə-ˌrīt\

Definition of witherite

  1. :  a translucent white or gray orthorhombic mineral consisting of a carbonate of barium



Origin and Etymology of witherite

German Witherit, irregular from William Withering †1799 English physician


First Known Use: 1794


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