polianite

noun
po·​li·​a·​nite | \ ˈpōlēəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of polianite

: pyrolusite in well-formed crystals

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History and Etymology for polianite

German polianit, irregular from Greek poliainesthai to become white with foam (from polios gray) + German -it -ite

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“Polianite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polianite. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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