Graphite

Definition of Graphite

Graph´ite
n.1.(Min.) Native carbon in hexagonal crystals, also foliated or granular massive, of black color and metallic luster, and so soft as to leave a trace on paper. It is used for pencils (improperly called lead pencils), for crucibles, and as a lubricator, etc. Often called plumbago or black lead.
Graphite battery
(Elec.) a voltaic battery consisting of zinc and carbon in sulphuric acid, or other exciting liquid.

Related Words

atomic number 6, black lead, C, carbon, lead, pencil, pencil lead, plumbago
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