melanotekite

noun mel·a·no·te·kite \ -nōˈtēˌkīt \

Definition of melanotekite

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

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Origin and Etymology of melanotekite

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


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