aikinite

noun ai·kin·ite \ˈā-kə-ˌnīt\

Definition of aikinite

plural

-s

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of aikinite

Arthur Aikin †1854 English chemist + English -ite


First Known Use: 1843


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