variants or platinite
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

Word History


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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near platynite

Cite this Entry

“Platynite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!