Definition of melanellite in English:

melanellite

noun

Mineralogy
rare
  • A black gelatinous material obtained as the residue when melanchyme is dissolved in alcohol.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From melan- + -ell (of uncertain and perhaps arbitrary origin) + -ite.

Pronunciation

melanellite

/ˌmɛləˈnɛlʌɪt/