galactite

noun ga·lac·tite \gəˈlakˌtīt\

Definition of galactite

plural

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  1. :  an unidentified soluble stone possibly of calcium nitrate whose milky solution gave rise to many legends and superstitions in medieval times

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Origin and Etymology of galactite

Middle French or Latin; Middle French galactite, from Latin galactites, from Greek galaktitēs (lithos) stone that makes water milky, from galakt-, gala milk


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