Witherite meaning

wĭthə-rīt
A white, yellow, or gray mineral, chiefly BaCO3 .
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A semihard, light-colored, orthorhombic mineral, BaCO3, an ore of barium; barium carbonate.
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(mineralogy) A yellow-grey mineral form of barium carbonate, BaCO3
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Origin of witherite

  • German Witherit after William Withering (1741–1799), British physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After the English physician and mineralogist William Withering (1741-1799) in 1790.

    From Wiktionary