vanadinite

noun

va·​na·​di·​nite
vəˈnādᵊnˌīt;
ˌvanəˈdēˌnīt,
ˈvanədə̇ˌn-
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

Etymology

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 6 Dec. 2022.

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