hel·​vite | \ ˈhelˌvīt \
variants: or less commonly helvin \ -​və̇n \ or helvine \ " , -​ˌvēn \
plural -s

Definition of helvite

: 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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History and Etymology for helvite

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

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“Helvite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helvite. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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