noun hel·vite \ˈhelˌvīt\
variants: less commonly


\-və̇n\ or


\", -ˌvēn\

Definition of helvite



  1. :  a silicate mineral (Mn,Fe,Zn)8Be6O24S2 consisting of sulfide of manganese and beryllium and usually containing also iron and zinc that is isomorphous with danalite and genthelvite

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Origin and Etymology of helvite

helvite alteration (influenced by -ite) of helvin; helvin, helvine from German helvin, from Latin helvus light-bay-colored + German -in — more at yellow

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