platynite

noun
plat·​y·​nite
variants: or platinite \ ˈplatəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of platynite

: a mineral PbBi2(Se,S)3 consisting of a lead and bismuth selenide and sulfide and occurring in thin iron-black metallic plates

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History and Etymology for platynite

Swedish platynit, from Greek platynein to widen, flatten (from platys broad, flat) + Swedish -it -ite

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“Platynite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platynite. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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