rathite

noun rath·ite \ ˈräˌtīt , -ˌthīt \

Definition of rathite

plural -s
: 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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