Definition of hatchettine in English:

hatchettine

noun

Mineralogy
  • A naturally occurring paraffin wax found in coal measures, ranging in colour from yellowish-white to orange when first excavated; = hatchettite. Also called mineral tallow. Now rare.

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name of Charles Hatchett, English chemist, who discovered the element niobium + -ine.

Pronunciation

hatchettine

/ˈhatʃətʌɪn/