[val-uh n-ti-nahyt, -tee-nahyt]
a mineral, antimony trioxide, Sb2O3, formed by the oxidation of various minerals containing antimony and occurring in the form of white orthorhombic crystals.
Origin of valentinite
1855–60; < German Valentinit, named after Basil Valentine, 15th-century German alchemist; see -ite1
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