Sperrylite Sper"ry*lite, n.[Named after F. L. Sperry, who discovered it.] (Min.) An arsenide of platinum occuring in grains and minute isometric crystals of tin-white color. It is found near Sudbury, Ontario Canada, and is the only known compound of platinum occuring in nature. [1913 Webster]

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  • SPERRYLITE — Arséniure naturel de platine, de formule chimique PtAs2, la sperrylite doit son nom au chimiste canadien F. L. Sperry, qui l’a identifiée dans des minerais de Sudbury (Ontario, Canada). Elle contient principalement du platine et de l’arsenic,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sperrylite — [sper′i līt΄] n. [after its Cdn discoverer, F. L. Sperry + LITE] a rare, silvery white, granular or crystalline mineral, PtAs2, that is an ore of platinum; platinum arsenide …   English World dictionary

  • Sperrylite — Infobox mineral name = Sperrylite boxwidth = caption = formula = PtAs2 color = tin white habit = well formed finely crystalline, massive to reniform system = cubic cleavage = cubic indistinct fracture = conchoidal mohs = 6 7 luster = metallic… …   Wikipedia

  • sperrylite — sperilitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė PtAs₂ atitikmenys: angl. sperrylite rus. сперрилит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sperrylite — noun Etymology: Francis L. Sperry, died 1906 American chemist + English lite Date: 1889 a mineral consisting of an arsenide of platinum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sperrylite — /sper euh luyt /, n. a mineral, platinum arsenide, PtAs2, occurring in minute tin white crystals, usually cubes: a minor ore of platinum. [1905 10; named after F. L. Sperry, 19th century Canadian chemist, who found it; see LITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sperrylite — sper·ry·lite …   English syllables

  • sperrylite — sper•ry•lite [[t]ˈspɛr əˌlaɪt[/t]] n. mir a silvery white mineral, platinum arsenide, PtAs2, the only neutral platinum compound • Etymology: 1889; after Francis L. Sperry (c1862–1906), U.S. chemist, who discovered it; see lite …   From formal English to slang

  • sperrylite — /ˈspɛrəlaɪt/ (say speruhluyt) noun a mineral, platinum arsenide, PtAs2, occurring in minute tin white crystals, usually cubes, a minor ore of platinum. {named after FL Sperry, 19th century Canadian mineralogist. See lite} …  

  • sperrylite — ˈsperēˌlīt, rə̇ˌl noun ( s) Etymology: Francis L. Sperry, 19th century Canadian chemist + English lite : a platinum arsenide PtAs2 occurring as a mineral near Sudbury, Ontario in grains and minute isometric crystals of a tin white color and being …   Useful english dictionary

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