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wulfenite

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noun wul·fen·ite \ˈwu̇l-fə-ˌnīt\

Definition of wulfenite

  1. :  a tetragonal mineral that is a complex oxide of lead and molybdenum and occurs especially in bright orange-yellow tabular crystals



Origin of wulfenite

German Wulfenit, from F. X. von Wulfen †1805 Austrian mineralogist


First Known Use: 1849


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