halite

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See also: Halite and halíte

English[edit]

Yellow halite crystal
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls, salt), +‎ -ite.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæl.aɪt/, /ˈheɪ.laɪt/

Noun[edit]

halite (countable and uncountable, plural halites)

  1. (mineralogy) Native salt; sodium chloride NaCl as a mineral; rock salt.
  2. (chemistry) An oxyanion containing a halogen in the +3 oxidation state.

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Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2023), “Halite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • halite”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2023.

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Noun[edit]

halite f (plural halites)

  1. halite