Stibnite Stib"nite, n. (Min.) A mineral of a lead-gray color and brilliant metallic luster, occurring in prismatic crystals; sulphide of antimony; -- called also {antimony glance}, and {gray antimony}. [1913 Webster]

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  • stibnite — [stib′nīt΄] n. [< STIBINE + ITE1] a soft, shiny, metallic gray, orthorhombic mineral, Sb2S3, often found in long, pointed crystals; antimony sulfide …   English World dictionary

  • Stibnite — Infobox mineral name = Stibnite category = boxwidth = boxbgcolor = caption = Stibnite in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History formula = antimony sulfide (Sb2S3) molweight = color = Steel gray to dull gray. Black iridescent tarnish may be… …   Wikipedia

  • stibnite — /stib nuyt/, n. a soft mineral, antimony sulfide, Sb2S3, lead gray in color with a metallic luster, occurring in crystals, often acicular, or in bladed masses: the most important ore of antimony. [1850 55; STIB(I)NE (in obs. sense stibnite ) +… …   Universalium

  • Stibnite — Stibine (minéral) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Stibine. Stibine CatégorieII : sulfures et sulfosels …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stibnite — noun Etymology: alteration of obsolete English stibine stibnite, from French, from Latin stibium antimony, from Greek stibi, from Egyptian sṭm Date: circa 1854 a mineral that consists of the trisulfide of antimony and occurs in orthorhombic lead… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stibnite — stib•nite [[t]ˈstɪb naɪt[/t]] n. mir a soft, lead gray mineral, antimony trisulfide, Sb2S3, found in radiating groups of long prismatic crystals and in granular masses: the principal ore of antimony • Etymology: 1850–55; stib ( i ) ne (in obs.… …   From formal English to slang

  • stibnite — antimonitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Sb₂S₃ atitikmenys: angl. antimonite; stibnite rus. антимонит; стибнит ryšiai: sinonimas – stibnitas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • stibnite — noun a soft grey mineral; the chief ore of antimony • Hypernyms: ↑mineral • Substance Meronyms: ↑antimony, ↑Sb, ↑atomic number 51 * * * stibnite Min. (ˈstɪbnaɪt) [f …   Useful english dictionary

  • stibnite — noun A grey mineral, SbS, that is the main ore of antimony; used in ancient times as the cosmetic kohl. Syn: antimonite …   Wiktionary

  • stibnite — stib·nì·te s.f. TS mineral. → antimonite {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1927. ETIMO: comp. di stib(io) e (antimo)nite …   Dizionario italiano

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