from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless flammable poisonous gas, SbH3, often used as a fumigant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Stibnite.
  • n. Antimony hydride, SbH3; a poisonous gas, sometimes used as a fumigant; any organic derivative of this compound

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Antimony hydride, or hydrogen antimonide, a colorless gas produced by the action of nascent hydrogen on antimony. It has a characteristic odor and burns with a characteristic greenish flame. Formerly called also antimoniureted hydrogen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Antimoniureted hydrogen (SbH3), a colorless gas of disagreeable odor, poisonous if respired, and burning in the air with a bluish flame: it deposits metallic antimony in spots on a piece of cold porcelain pressed down upon the flame. The gas also deposits the metal by passage through a glass tube heated at one point.
  • n. A general term for any compound of antimony with an electropositive or alkyl radical, as triethyl-stibine, Sb(C2H5)3.


From Middle English stibium, antimony, from Latin, variant of stimi, from Greek stibi, stimmi, of Coptic origin; akin to Egyptian sṭm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From stibium + -ine. (Wiktionary)


  • The gas stibine (SbH_ {3}) is formed under conditions which are very similar to those which produce arsine, and it closely resembles the latter compound, though it is still less stable.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry


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