hessite

noun
hess·​ite | \ ˈheˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of hessite

: a mineral Ag2Te consisting of a lead-gray sectile silver telluride often auriferous and usually massive

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History and Etymology for hessite

German hessit, from Henry Hess †1850 Swiss chemist in Russia + German -it -ite

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“Hessite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hessite. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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