Wulfenite meaning

wo͝ol'fə-nīt'
A usually yellow to orange-brown mineral, PbMoO4 , used as a molybdenum ore.
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A soft, heavy mineral, PbMoO4, that is an ore of molybdenum and occurs usually as yellowish, tetragonal crystals; lead molybdate.
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(mineralogy) An orange mineral, lead molybdate, PbMoO4, found in lead veins.
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Origin of wulfenite

  • German Wulfenit after Franz Xavier von Wulfen (1728–1805), Austrian mineralogist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Wulfen +‎ -ite, for Austrian mineralogist Franz Xavier von Wulfen (1728-1805), named in 1841.
    From Wiktionary