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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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