platynite

noun plat·y·nite
variants: or platinite \ˈplatəˌnīt\

Definition of platynite

plural -s
: 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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Origin and Etymology of platynite

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


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