noun rath·ite \ˈräˌtīt, -ˌthīt\

Definition of rathite



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of rathite

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

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