Mineralogy. a variety of gypsum, found in transparent crystals and foliated masses.
Chemistry. a salt of selenious acid.
- sel·e·nit·ic [sel-uh-nit-ik], /ˌsɛl əˈnɪt ɪk/, sel·e·nit·i·cal, adjective
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How to use selenite in a sentence
The windows in the upper stories are made of flakes of selenite instead of glass.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
Large crystals of selenite (sulphate of lime) occur in the Marls.The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight | J. Cecil Hughes
The selenite waxed and waned with the moon, and the meloceus, that discovers thieves, could be affected only by the blood of kids.The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
It is generally compact, forming a regular and conformable bed, with crystals of selenite (crystallized gypsum) in drusy cavities.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
Clay, usually red, containing veins of white gypsum, and fine crystals of selenite.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for selenite
a colourless glassy variety of gypsum
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