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)

Word History


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

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“Vanadinite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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