Definition of nitratine in English:

nitratine

noun

Mineralogy
  • Native sodium nitrate, NaNO₃, crystallizing in the trigonal system and occurring as whitish efflorescences on soil or as granular crusts which are worked as a source of nitrate.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist. From German Nitratin from Nitrat + -in.

Pronunciation

nitratine

/ˈnʌɪtrətiːn/