Definition of pyrophanite in English:

pyrophanite

noun

Mineralogy
  • An oxide mineral containing manganese and titanium, typically occurring as small, deep red, black, or greenish-yellow crystals or grains, especially in association with manganese ores in metamorphic rocks.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From German Pyrophanit from pyro- + ancient Greek ϕανός bright + German -it.

Pronunciation

pyrophanite

/ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈfanʌɪt/