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chloanthite

[kloh-an-thahyt]
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noun
  1. Mineralogy. a nickel-rich variety of skutterudite, used as an ore of nickel.

Origin of chloanthite

< Greek chloanth(ḗs) (chlo- (stem of chlóē; see Chloe) + -anthēs combining form, akin to ánthos flower) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for chloanthite

chloanthite

noun
  1. a form of nickel arsenide having commercial importance as a nickel ore

Word Origin

C19: from Greek khloanthēs budding, sprouting + -ite 1
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