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  • n. An uncommon silver germanium sulfide mineral, black with a purplish tinge and metallic lustre.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral containing silver, sulphur, and the new element germanium. It occurs in steel-gray crystalline aggregates at Freiberg, Saxony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rare steel-grey mineral consisting of silver and germanium and sulfur


Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)


  • The term argyrodite now refers to an entire class of compounds that have a specific arrangement of atoms and type of structure.

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  • However, there are no significant argyrodite deposits.


  • Winkler discovered germanium in the mineral argyrodite.


  • Germanium was first discovered and isolated from a specimen of the mineral argyrodite.


  • The individual components of argyrodite can be replaced by a number of other atoms without altering the typical structure of the mineral.

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  • The team produced a version of the mineral in which silver is replaced by lithium, germanium by phosphorus, and some of the sulphur atoms by halides (chloride, bromide or iodide), resulting in argyrodite-like structures.

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  • A team led by Hans-Joerg Deiseroth in Siegen, Germany, reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie that the characterisation of the most conductive representative of the man-made argyrodite minerals was made of lithium, phosphorus, sulphur and bromine atoms.

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  • Humanly real estate manassas receptiveness to aclant me if they are ventilation dismount and pignut to argyrodite.

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