noun bis·muth·ite \ˈbizməˌthīt, ˈbism-, -ˌthīt\

Definition of bismuthite



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of bismuthite

German bismutit, bismut bismuth + -it -ite

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