selenite

See also: sélénite and Sélénite

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Selenite (1)

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From Ancient Greek σελήνη ‎(selḗnē, moon) +‎ -ite; the chemistry sense comes via the name of the element selenium.

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selenite ‎(countable and uncountable, plural selenites)

  1. (mineralogy) A soft, glassy form of gypsum (chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O).
  2. (inorganic chemistry) The anion SeO32− derived from selenous acid; any salt or ester of selenous acid.

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek σελήνη ‎(selḗnē, moon) +‎ -ite; the chemistry sense comes via the name of the element selenium.

NounEdit

selenite f ‎(plural seleniti)

  1. (mineralogy) selenite
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