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 (sĕl′ə-nīt′, sĭ-lē′-)
Gypsum in the form of colorless clear crystals.

[Latin selēnītēs, from Greek selēnītēs (lithos), moon (stone), selenite (so called because it was believed to wax and wane with the moon), from selēnē, moon; see selenium.]


(Minerals) a colourless glassy variety of gypsum
[C17: via Latin from Greek selēnitēs lithos moonstone, from selēnē moon; so called because it was believed to wax and wane with the moon]


(ˈsɛl əˌnaɪt, sɪˈli naɪt)

a variety of gypsum, found in transparent crystals.
[1560–70; < Latin selēnītēs < Greek selēnitēs líthos moonstone; see Selene, -ite1]
sel`e•nit′ic (-ˈnɪt ɪk) sel`e•nit′i•cal, adj.
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Roch; thou who art rushing into interplanetary space, and wilt perhaps be the Eve of all Selenite dogs!
As to the pickaxes and different tools which were Nicholl's especial choice; as to the sacks of different kinds of grain and shrubs which Michel Ardan hoped to transplant into Selenite ground, they were stowed away in the upper part of the projectile.
"Our likenesses!" exclaimed Michel Ardan; "They are no more our likenesses than the Selenites are!
I followed them to my study, and found lying on my writing-table still, with the selenite paper weight upon it, the sheet of work I had left on the afternoon of the opening of the cylinder.
The selenite waxed and waned with the moon, and the meloceus, that discovers thieves, could be affected only by the blood of kids.
What strange things men--no, what strange things Selenites sometimes take into their heads!
The Selenites, do they exist, will respond by a similar figure; and, a communication being thus once established, it will be easy to form an alphabet which shall enable us to converse with the inhabitants of the moon.' So spoke the German geometrician; but his project was never put into practice, and up to the present day there is no bond in existence between the Earth and her satellite.
The Saint from Wiley X features Shatterproof Selenite Polycarbonate lenses that meet MIL ballistic standards.
New paint colours are now available for the V-Class, including graphite grey metallic and selenite grey metallic - expanding the spectrum of the well-received black and white tones.
vitafarm e-selenium (as the active substance contains tocopherol acetate and sodium selenite) or an analogue of 100 kg, 1 500 byn4.
Plant extracts, such as extract of scent leaf, aqueous garlic extract, onion juice, as well as a fraction of substances extracted from Emilia sonchifolia and polyphenolic compounds of Camelia sinensis have been proven to ameliorate cataract induced by chemical substances such as selenite.
It features Wiley X's scratch-resistant and anti-fog coated Selenite polycarbonate lenses and Kryptek-patterned frame designed for extreme environments.