Origin of hessite

1840–50; named after G. H. Hess, 19th-century Swiss chemist; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for hessite


  1. a black or grey metallic mineral consisting of silver telluride in cubic crystalline form. Formula: Ag 2 Te

Word Origin for hessite

C19: from German Hessit; named after Henry Hess, 19th-century chemist of Swiss origin who worked in Russia; see -ite 1
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