ar·​ti·​nite | \ ärˈtēˌnīt, ˈärtᵊnˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of artinite

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

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First Known Use of artinite

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for artinite

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

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“Artinite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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