plural -s
: a mineral NiAs2–3 consisting of nickel arsenide isomorphous with skutterudite, smaltite, and nickel-skutterudite and being white or grayish with metallic luster and usually massive

Word History


German chloanthit, from Greek chloanthēs budding, pale (from chloos light green color + -anthēs blooming, flowered) + German -it -ite; from its frequent green coating

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“Chloanthite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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