eulytite

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

Definition of eulytite

plural -s
: 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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Origin and Etymology of 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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