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niccolite

[ nik-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈnɪk əˌlaɪt /
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Origin of niccolite

1865–70; <New Latin niccol(um) nickel + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for niccolite

niccolite
/ (ˈnɪkəˌlaɪt) /

noun
a copper-coloured mineral consisting of nickel arsenide in hexagonal crystalline form, occurring associated with copper and silver ores: a source of nickel. Formula: NiAsAlso called: nickeline

Word Origin for niccolite

C19: from New Latin niccolum nickel + -ite 1
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