Definition of nantokite in English:

nantokite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare cubic chloride of copper, CuCl, occurring as white granular masses.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Nantoco, the name of a town in northern Chile near which the mineral was found + -ite, after Spanish nantoquita and German Nantokit.

Pronunciation

nantokite

/ˈnantəkʌɪt/