noun ar·ti·nite \ärˈtēˌnīt, ˈärtənˌīt\

Definition of artinite



  1. :  a hydrous magnesium carbonate Mg2(CO3)(OH)2·3H2O occurring in white orthorhombic crystals and fibrous aggregates

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Origin and Etymology of artinite

Italian artinite, from Ettore Artini †1928 Italian mineralogist + Italian -ite

First Known Use: 1903

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