from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A colorless flammable poisonous gas, SbH3, having a disagreeable odor and used in the production of semiconductors and sometimes as a fumigant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Antimoniureted hydrogen (SbH3), a colorless gas of disagreeable odor, poisonous if respired, and burning in the air with a bluish flame: it deposits metallic antimony in spots on a piece of cold porcelain pressed down upon the flame. The gas also deposits the metal by passage through a glass tube heated at one point.
  • noun A general term for any compound of antimony with an electropositive or alkyl radical, as triethyl-stibine, Sb(C2H5)3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Antimony hydride, or hydrogen antimonide, a colorless gas produced by the action of nascent hydrogen on antimony. It has a characteristic odor and burns with a characteristic greenish flame. Formerly called also antimoniureted hydrogen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy Stibnite.
  • noun chemistry Antimony hydride, SbH3; a poisonous gas, sometimes used as a fumigant; any organic derivative of this compound


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Middle English stibium, antimony, from Latin, variant of stimi, from Greek stibi, stimmi, of Coptic origin; akin to Egyptian sṭm.]

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From stibium + -ine.


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  • The gas stibine (SbH_ {3}) is formed under conditions which are very similar to those which produce arsine, and it closely resembles the latter compound, though it is still less stable.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson


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