helvite

noun
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

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 29 Sep. 2022.

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