plural -s
: 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
[International Scientific Vocabulary mell- + -ite] : a medicinal preparation containing honey

Word History


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

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“Mellite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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