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coloradoite

[ kol-uh-rad-oh-ahyt, -rah-doh- ]
/ ˌkɒl əˈræd oʊˌaɪt, -ˈrɑ doʊ- /
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noun
a mineral, mercury telluride, HgTe, occurring in the form of grayish-black masses.
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Origin of coloradoite

1875–80; named after Colorado; see -ite1
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How to use coloradoite in a sentence

  • Coloradoite is a telluride of mercury, also a new mineral and quite rare.

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