Definition of partschinite in US English:

partschinite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A mineral occurring in auriferous sand and originally regarded as a monoclinic silicate of iron, aluminium, and magnesium.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From German Partschin; from the name of P. M. Partsch, Austrian mineralogist + -in) + -ite.

Pronunciation

partschinite

/ˈpɑːtʃɪnʌɪt/