smaltite

noun smalt·ite \ˈsmȯlˌtīt\
variants: less commonly

smaltine

\-ltə̇n, -lˌtēn\

Definition of smaltite

plural

-s

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of smaltite

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


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