vanadinite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vanadinite a mineral consisting of chloride and vanadate of lead; a source of vanadium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vanadinite (Min) A mineral occurring in yellowish, brownish, and ruby-red hexagonal crystals. It consists of lead vanadate with a small proportion of lead chloride.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vanadinite A mineral consisting of lead vanadate with lead chlorid. It occurs in hexagonal crystals of yellow, brown, or red color; it is isomorphous with apatite (calcium phosphate), pyromorphite (lead phosphate), and mimetite (lead arseniate).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vanadinite a compound of lead vanadate and lead chloride
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Named from Vanadis, a Scandinavian goddess.