melanotekite

noun
mel·​a·​no·​te·​kite | \ -nōˈtēˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of melanotekite

: a black or dark gray mineral Pb2Fe2Si2O9 that is a lead iron silicate

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History and Etymology for melanotekite

Swedish melanotekit, from melan- + Greek tēkein to melt + Swedish -it -ite; from its fusing to a black glass

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

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