smithite

noun

smith·​ite
ˈsmiˌthīt
plural -s
: a mineral AgAsS2 consisting of a silver arsenic sulfide occurring in small red monoclinic crystals (hardness 1.5–2, specific gravity 4.9)

Word History

Etymology

G. F. Herbert Smith †1953 English mineralogist + English -ite

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“Smithite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smithite. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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