plural -s
: a mineral Be4Si2O7(OH)2 consisting of a beryllium silicate occurring in hard colorless or pale-yellow prismatic crystals (hardness 6–7, specific gravity 2.59–2.60)

Word History


French, from E. Bertrand, 19th century Frenchman who first described it + French -ite

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“Bertrandite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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