Definition of altaite in English:

altaite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral consisting of lead telluride, typically occurring in massive aggregates of yellow-tinted tin-white metallic crystals.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist. From the name of the Altai Mountains + -ite, after German Altait.

Pronunciation

altaite

/ˈɒltəʌɪt//ˈaltəʌɪt/