stibium

noun
stib·​i·​um | \ ˈstibēəm \
plural -s

Definition of stibium

1 : antimony symbol Sb
2 : stibnite especially : stibnite used (as in ancient Egypt) as a cosmetic for painting the eyes

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History and Etymology for stibium

Latin stibium, stibi, stimmi, from Greek stibi, stimmi, from Egyptian sṭm

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“Stibium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stibium. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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