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troilite

[ troh-uh-lahyt, troi-lahyt ]
/ ˈtroʊ əˌlaɪt, ˈtrɔɪ laɪt /
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noun
a mineral, iron sulfide, FeS, occurring in meteorites.
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Origin of troilite

1865–70; named after D. Troili, 18th-century Italian savant who described a meteorite containing it. See -ite1
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