Selenite

Sel"e*nite

, n. [L. selenites, Gr. (sc. ), from selh`nh the moon. So called from a fancied resemblance in luster or appearance to the moon.] (Min.) A variety of gypsum, occuring in transparent crystals or crystalline masses.
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Sel`e*nit"ic

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Sel`e*nit"ic*al

(?), } a. (Min.) Of or pertaining to selenite; resembling or containing selenite.
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