plural -s
: a grayish or white metallic-looking mineral consisting of a compound of copper, bismuth, and sulfur CuBiS2 occurring in thin prisms

Word History


German emplektit, from Greek emplektos inwoven + German -it -ite

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emplectite was in 1856

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“Emplectite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emplectite. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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