Definition of neotocite in English:

neotocite

(also neotokite)

noun

Mineralogy
  • A hydrated silicate of manganese, ferrous iron, and often magnesium, (Mn, Fe, Mg)SiO₃·H₂O, found as black amorphous masses.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From Hellenistic Greek νεότοκος newborn, recent + -ite, after German Neotokit.

Pronunciation

neotocite

/ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈtəʊkʌɪt/