chloanthite

noun
chlo·​an·​thite | \ klōˈanˌthīt \
plural -s

Definition of chloanthite

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Chloanthite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloanthite. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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