catoptrite

noun
ca·​top·​trite
variants: or katoptrite \ kəˈtäpˌtrīt , ˈkatəpˌ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of catoptrite

: a mineral consisting of a silico-antimonate of manganese, aluminum, magnesium, and iron occurring in metallic black monoclinic crystals

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History and Etymology for catoptrite

Swedish katoptrit, from Greek katoptron + Swedish -it -ite; from its mirrorlike cleavage surfaces

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“Catoptrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catoptrite. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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