Definition of mossite in English:

mossite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A mineral originally regarded as a niobium-rich analogue of tapiolite (especially as the niobium-rich endmember of a series with tapiolite), and later as a tantalian and ferroan variety of columbite, but now discredited as a species.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Mossit, from Moss, the name of the town in southern Norway close to which the mineral was found, + -it.

Pronunciation

mossite

/ˈmɒsʌɪt/