plural -s
: a mineral HgSe that is a native mercuric selenide and occurs commonly in dark gray or nearly black masses of metallic luster (specific gravity 8.2–8.5)

Word History


German tiemannit, from W. Tiemann, 19th century German scientist who discovered it + German -it -ite

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“Tiemannite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiemannite. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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