vanadinite

noun va·na·di·nite \ vəˈnādᵊnˌīt ; ˌvanəˈdēˌnīt , ˈvanədə̇ˌn- \

Definition of vanadinite

plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a lead vanadate and chloride of the opatite group and occurring in yellowish, brownish, or ruby-red hexagonal crystals (hardness 2.75–3, specific gravity 6.66–7.10)

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Origin and Etymology of vanadinite

German vanadinit, from vanadin vanadium (from New Latin vanadium + German -in -ine) + -it -ite


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