valentinite

valentinite

[val-uhn-ti-nahyt, -tee-nahyt]
noun
a mineral, antimony trioxide, Sb 2 O 3 , formed by the oxidation of various minerals containing antimony and occurring in the form of white orthorhombic crystals.

Origin:
1855–60; < German Valentinit, named after Basil Valentine, 15th-century German alchemist; see -ite1

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