atelestite

noun
at·​e·​les·​tite | \ ˌatᵊlˈeˌstīt \
plural -s

Definition of atelestite

: a mineral consisting of basic bismuth arsenate occurring in minute yellow crystals (specific gravity 6.82)

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History and Etymology for atelestite

German atelestit, from Greek atelestos unaccomplished (from a- a- entry 2 + telestos accomplished, from telein to accomplish, from telos end) + German -it -ite

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“Atelestite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atelestite. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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