Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A colorless flammable poisonous gas, SbH3, having a disagreeable odor and used in the production of semiconductors and sometimes as a fumigant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A general term for any compound of antimony with an electropositive or alkyl radical, as triethyl-stibine, Sb(C2H5)3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) 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.

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

Etymologies

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

[From Middle English stibium, antimony, from Latin, variant of stimi, from Greek stibi, stimmi, of Coptic origin; akin to Egyptian sṭm.]

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From stibium + -ine.

Examples

  • 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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