variants or less commonly smaltine
plural -s
: a tin-white or gray isometric mineral (Co,Ni)As3−x of metallic luster that is an arsenide of cobalt and nickel and is isomorphous with skutterudite and chloanthite (hardness 5.5–6, specific gravity 6.4–6.6)

Word History


smaltite alteration of smaltine; smaltine from French, from smalt + -ine

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“Smaltite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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