noun al·ta·ite \alˈtāˌīt, ˈalˌtīt\

Definition of altaite



  1. :  a mineral consisting of lead telluride PbTe tin-white when untarnished and usually occurring massive with cubic cleavage

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Origin and Etymology of altaite

German altait, from Altai Mountains, Asia, its locality + German -it -ite

First Known Use: 1849

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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