tetradymite

noun te·trad·y·mite \tə̇‧ˈtradəˌmīt\

Definition of tetradymite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Bi2Te2S consisting of a telluride and sulfide of bismuth, sometimes containing selenium, being pale steel gray in color and of a metallic luster, and occurring usually in foliated masses (hardness 1.5–2, specific gravity 7.2–7.6)

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Origin and Etymology of tetradymite

Late Greek tetradymos fourfold, from Greek tetra- + didymos twin; from its occurrence in compound twin crystals — more at -dymus


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