Definition of Troilite

1. n. Native iron protosulphide, FeS. It is known only in meteoric irons, and is usually in imbedded nodular masses of a bronze color.



Definition of Troilite

1. Noun. (minerology) A non-magnetic variety of the ferrous sulfide mineral pyrrhotite that occurs in most meteorites ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Troilite

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Troilite

1. Native iron protosulphide, FeS. It is known only in meteoric irons, and is usually in imbedded nodular masses of a bronze colour. Origin: Named after Dominico Troili, an Italian of the 18th century. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Troilite

troglophiles
troglotrematidae
trogon
trogonoid
trogons
trogs
trogtalite
trogue
trogues
troika
troikas
troilisms
troilist
troilists
troilite (current term)
troilites
troilus
troiluses
trois
trojan
troke
troked
trokes
troking
trokosis
trolamine
troland
trolands
troleandomycin

Literary usage of Troilite

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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"troilite nuggets of various forms beneath Nickel-iron grains in Chondrite. ... Nest of 3 cm. diameter of troilite grains in Chondrite. MacKinney, Texas. ..."

2. Select Methods in Chemical Analysis: (chiefly Inorganic) by William Crookes (1886)
"To prepare the sulphuretted iron, or troilite, in a complete state of purity, ... The magnet, acting under water, is the best means to separate troilite and ..."

3. Original Researches in Mineralogy and Chemistry by John Lawrence Smith (1884)
"troilite is hence a meteoric mineral having no terrestrial representative. ... The finest type of pure troilite I found is in the Sevier County iron, ..."

4. Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science (1867)
"No reaction has been discovered permitting the isolation of the troilite; ... The specific gravity of troilite is never more than 47, while that of ..."

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