Wulfenite Definition

wo͝olfə-nīt
noun
A soft, heavy mineral, PbMoO4, that is an ore of molybdenum and occurs usually as yellowish, tetragonal crystals; lead molybdate.
Webster's New World
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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

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