Definition of artinite in English:

artinite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A magnesium-containing mineral associated with ultrabasic rocks such as serpentine, occurring in aggregates of white fibrous or needle-like crystals.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From Italian artinite from the name of Ettore Artini, Italian mineralogist + Italian -ite.

Pronunciation

artinite

/ˈɑːtɪnʌɪt/