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tungstite

[ tuhng-stahyt ]
/ ˈtʌŋ staɪt /
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noun
a yellow or yellowish-green mineral, tungsten trioxide, WO3, usually occurring in a pulverulent form.
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Origin of tungstite

First recorded in1865–70; tungst(en) + -ite1
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How to use tungstite in a sentence

  • In some tungsten deposits a hydrated oxide called tungstite has been formed as a canary-yellow coating at the surface.

British Dictionary definitions for tungstite

tungstite
/ (ˈtʌŋstaɪt) /

noun
a yellow earthy rare secondary mineral that consists of tungsten oxide and occurs with tungsten ores. Formula: WO 3

Word Origin for tungstite

C20: from tungst (en) + -ite 1
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