vanadinite

[vuh-nad-n-ahyt, -neyd-]

Origin of vanadinite

First recorded in 1850–55; vanad(ium) + -in2 + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for vanadinite

vanadinite

noun
  1. a red, yellow, or brownish mineral consisting of a chloride and vanadate of lead in hexagonal crystalline form. It results from weathering of lead ores in desert regions and is a source of vanadium. Formula: Pb 5 (VO 4) 3 Cl
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