skutterudite

[skuht-uh-ruhd-ahyt]

noun

a mineral, chiefly cobalt and nickel arsenide, (Co,Ni)As3, with some iron, occurring in the form of gray cubic crystals, usually in masses: a source of cobalt and nickel.

Nearby words

  1. skunk river,
  2. skunk works,
  3. skunkweed,
  4. skunky,
  5. skurfing,
  6. sky,
  7. sky blue,
  8. sky cavalry,
  9. sky compass,
  10. sky cover

Origin of skutterudite

1865–70; < German Skutterudit, named after Skutterud in Norway; see -ite1

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