Definition of agalmatolite in English:

agalmatolite

noun

  • A soapstone or other soft mineral used for carving figures, especially in China.

Origin

Early 19th century. From ancient Greek ἀγαλματο-, combining form (in e.g. ἀγαλματοποιός sculptor) of ἀγαλματ-, ἄγαλμα statue, image + -lite, after scientific Latin agalmatolithus.

Pronunciation:

agalmatolite

/ˌaɡəlˈmatəlʌɪt/