Definition of rhenite in US English:

rhenite

noun

  • Chemistry. An oxyanion of rhenium, ReO₃ 2−; a compound containing this.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin Rhēnus, the name of the River Rhine + -ite. In sense 1 in allusion to the name of Rheinbreitbach (formerly also Rheinbreitenbach) in Germany, where the mineral is found.

Pronunciation

rhenite

/ˈriːnʌɪt/