Definition of otavite in English:

otavite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A mineral of the trigonal system consisting of cadmium carbonate, CdCO₃, and occurring as crusts of minute rhombohedral crystals, usually white or greyish white in colour.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From the name of Otavi, a town in northern Namibia + -ite, after German Otavit.

Pronunciation

otavite

/əʊˈtɑːvʌɪt/