linnaeite

noun

lin·​nae·​ite
variants or linneite
lə̇ˈnēˌīt
plural -s
: a mineral Co3S4 of pale steel-gray color and metallic luster that occurs in isometric crystals and also massive and that is essentially a cobalt sulfide

Word History

Etymology

German linneit, from Carl von Linné + German -it -ite

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“Linnaeite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linnaeite. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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