violarite

noun

vi·​o·​la·​rite
vīˈōləˌrīt
plural -s
: a mineral Ni2FeS4 consisting of a sulfide of nickel and iron that is isomorphous with linnaeite, siegenite, carrollite, and polydymite

Word History

Etymology

Latin violaris of violet (from viola violet + -aris -ar) + English -ite; from its color

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“Violarite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/violarite. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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