pentasil etymology

English word pentasil comes from English iron, English silica, English -ite

Detailed word origin of pentasil

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iron English (eng) (transitive) To furnish or arm with iron.. (transitive) To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.. (transitive, archaic) To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff. (Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from iron hoof, rhyming with poof; countable, offensive) A male homosexual.. (countable) A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated [...]
silica English (eng) Any of the silica group of the silicate minerals.. Silicon dioxide.
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives (biology) Used to form nouns denoting segments or components of the body or an organ of the body.. (chemistry) Used to form names of certain chemical compounds, especially salts or esters of acids whose name ends in -ous.. (chiefly, US) Used to form demonyms.. (sometimes, pejorative) Used to form nouns denoting followers or adherents of a specified person, idea, doctrine, [...]
silicate English (eng) (chemistry) Any salt of silica or of one of the silicic acids; any mineral composed of silicates.
pentasil English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) Any of a family of silicate structures composed of regular three-dimensional pentagonal arrangements of atoms.

Words with the same origin as pentasil

Descendants of silica
calcareosiliceous ferrosilite nonsiliceous salicide siliceous silicic uranosilite zinalsite
Descendants of -ite
Heracleonite Jainite Odessite andesite aphrodite bauxite carbonite cavorite coltan cordite jeffersonite kambaldaite kryptonite magnetite meteorite muscovite nanite noonkanbahite orichalcum saliotite samsonite silicate socialite sodomite trilobite