plural -s
: a mineral PbCuBiS3 consisting of lead, copper, bismuth, and sulfur occurring massive and in lead-gray needle-shaped orthorhombic crystals (hardness 2, specific gravity 7.07)

Word History


Arthur Aikin †1854 English chemist + English -ite

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aikinite was in 1843

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“Aikinite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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