Definition of ainalite in English:

ainalite

noun

Mineralogy
rare
  • A variety of cassiterite containing iron and tantalum.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From Swedish ainalit, apparently irregularly from Finnish aina always, constantly + Swedish -lit. The mineral was so named on account of its resistance to solvents.

Pronunciation

ainalite

/ˈeɪnəlʌɪt/