mellite

noun
mel·​lite | \ ˈmeˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of mellite

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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History and Etymology for mellite

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

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“Mellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mellite. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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