polybasite

noun
poly·​ba·​site | \ ˌpälēˈbāˌsīt, -lə̇ˈb- \
plural -s

Definition of polybasite

: an iron-black metallic-looking ore (Ag,Cu)16Sb2S11 of silver consisting essentially of silver, copper, sulfur, and antimony

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History and Etymology for polybasite

German polybasit, from poly- + basi- + -it -ite

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“Polybasite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polybasite. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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