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wul·fen·ite

 (wo͝ol′fə-nīt′)
n.
A usually yellow to orange-brown mineral, PbMoO4, used as a molybdenum ore.

[German Wulfenit, after Franz Xavier von Wulfen (1728-1805), Austrian mineralogist.]

wulfenite

(ˈwʊlfəˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a yellow, orange, red, or grey lustrous secondary mineral consisting of lead molybdate in the form of platelike tetragonal crystals. It occurs with lead ores and is a source of molybdenum. Formula: PbMoO4
[C19: from German Wulfenit, named after F. X. von Wulfen (1728–1805), Austrian mineralogist]

wul•fen•ite

(ˈwʊl fəˌnaɪt)

n.
a yellow to red, usu. crystalline mineral, lead molybdate, PbMoO4, an ore of molybdenum.
[1840–50; after French. X. von Wulfen (1728–1805), Austrian scientist; see -ite1]
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Noun1.wulfenite - a yellow to orange or brown mineral used as a molybdenum orewulfenite - a yellow to orange or brown mineral used as a molybdenum ore
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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