eulytite

noun
eu·​ly·​tite | \ ˈyüləˌtīt \
variants: or less commonly eulytine \ -​ˌtēn , -​tᵊn \
plural -s

Definition of eulytite

: a mineral Bi4Si3O12 consisting of a bismuth silicate occurring usually in minute dark-brown or grayish tetrahedral crystals (specific gravity 6.11)

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History and Etymology for eulytite

eulytite from eulytine + -ite; eulytine from German eulytin, from Greek eulytos easily dissolved (from eu- + lytos soluble, from lyein to dissolve, release) + German -in -ine

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“Eulytite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eulytite. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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