Definition of nevyanskite in English:

nevyanskite

(also Nevyanskite, Nevjanskite)

noun

Mineralogy
rare
  • A variety of iridosmine containing about 35 to 50 per cent osmium.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From German Newjanskit from Newjansk, German transliteration of Nevyansk, the name of a town in Russia (Russian Nev′jansk), near to which the mineral was found + -it.

Pronunciation

nevyanskite

/nɛˈvjanskʌɪt//nɪˈvjanskʌɪt/