mellite

noun mel·lite \ ˈmeˌlīt \

Definition of mellite

plural -s
1 :a honey-colored mineral Al2C12O12.18H2O that is a hydrous aluminum mellitate found in brown coal and is in part a product of vegetable decomposition
2
[International Scientific Vocabulary mell- + -ite]
:a medicinal preparation containing honey

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Origin and Etymology of mellite

New Latin mellites, from mell- + -ites -ite; translation of German honigstein


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