noun il·se·mann·ite \ˈil(t)səməˌnīt, ˈilzə-\

Definition of ilsemannite



  1. :  a mineral Mo3O8·nH2O(?) consisting of black, blue-black, or blue earthy massive hydrous oxide or perhaps sulfate of molybdenum

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Origin and Etymology of ilsemannite

German ilsemannit, from J. C. Ilsemann †1822 German mining commissioner + German -it -ite

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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