chloanthite

noun chlo·an·thite \klōˈanˌthīt\

Definition of chloanthite

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of chloanthite

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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