plural -s
: a complex fluosilicate chiefly of calcium, thorium, cerium, yttrium, and containing boron

Word History


German tritomit, from Greek tritomos thrice cut + German -it -ite; from the fact that the crystals leave trihedral cavities in the gangue

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“Tritomite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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