bismuthinite

[biz-muhth-uh-nahyt, biz-muh-thuh-]

noun

a mineral, bismuth sulfide, Bi2S3, occurring in lead-gray masses: an ore of bismuth.

Nearby words

  1. bismuth chromate,
  2. bismuth line,
  3. bismuth oxychloride,
  4. bismuthic,
  5. bismuthine,
  6. bismuthosis,
  7. bismuthous,
  8. bismuthyl,
  9. bismutite,
  10. bisnaga

Origin of bismuthinite


Also called bismuth glance.

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British Dictionary definitions for bismuthinite

bismuthinite

bismuth glance

noun

a grey mineral consisting of bismuth sulphide in orthorhombic crystalline form. It occurs in veins associated with tin, copper, silver, lead, etc, and is a source of bismuth. Formula: Bi 2 S 3
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