rathite

noun
rath·​ite | \ ˈräˌtīt, -ˌthīt \
plural -s

Definition of rathite

: a mineral Pb13As18S40 consisting of a lead arsenic sulfide occurring in dark gray metallic orthorhombic crystals (hardness 3, specific gravity 5.4)

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History and Etymology for rathite

German rathit, from G. vom Rath †1888 German mineralogist + German -it -ite

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“Rathite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rathite. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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