valentinite

noun

val·​en·​ti·​nite
ˈvalən‧ˌtēˌnī+
plural -s
: a mineral Sb2O3 consisting of antimony oxide in orthorhombic crystals polymorphous with senarmontite

Word History

Etymology

German valentinit, from Basil Valentine, 15th century German alchemist + German -it -ite

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“Valentinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valentinite. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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