selenite

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English[edit]

Selenite (1)

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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Further reading[edit]

  • Selenite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • selenite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin selēnītēs, from Ancient Greek σεληνῑ́της (selēnī́tēs, moonstone), derived from σελήνη (selḗnē, moon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /se.leˈni.te/, [s̪el̺eˈn̺iːt̪e]
  • Stress: selenìte
  • Hyphenation: se‧le‧ni‧te

Noun[edit]

selenite f (plural seleniti)

  1. (mineralogy, obsolete) moonstone
    Synonyms: pietra di luna
  2. (mineralogy) selenite