klaprothite

noun
klap·​roth·​ite | \ ˈklaprəˌthīt \
variants: or klaprotholite \ klaˈprȯthəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of klaprothite

: a steel-gray mineral Cu6Bi4S9 consisting of a sulfide of copper and bismuth

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History and Etymology for klaprothite

klaprothite from German klaprothit, from Martin H. Klaproth †1817 German chemist + German -it -ite; klaprotholite alteration of klaprothite

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“Klaprothite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klaprothite. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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