noun quen·sel·ite \ˈkwen(t)səlˌīt\

Definition of quenselite



  1. :  a mineral PbMnO2(OH) consisting of basic lead manganese oxide and occurring in black monoclinic crystals

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Origin and Etymology of quenselite

Swedish quenselit, from Percy D. Quensel, born 1881 Swedish mineralogist + Swedish -it -ite

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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