vanadinite

noun
va·​na·​di·​nite | \ vəˈnādᵊnˌīt; ˌvanəˈdēˌnīt, ˈvanədə̇ˌn- \
plural -s

Definition of vanadinite

: 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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History and Etymology for vanadinite

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

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“Vanadinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vanadinite. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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