bismuthite

noun

bis·​muth·​ite
ˈbizməˌthīt,
ˈbism-,
-ˌt͟hīt
plural -s
: a nitrate of bismuth: such as
a
: the normal nitrate Bi(NO3)3.5H2O obtained as colorless lustrous hygroscopic crystals by the action of nitric acid on bismuth and used chiefly in making other bismuth compounds
b
: bismuth subnitrate

Word History

Etymology

German bismutit, bismut bismuth + -it -ite

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“Bismuthite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bismuthite. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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