Definition of diabantite
: a mineral approximately (Mg,Fe,Al)3(SiAl)2O5(OH)4 consisting of a basic silicate of magnesium, iron, and aluminum
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of diabantite
modification (influenced by -ite) of German diabantachronnyn, irregular from German diabase + Greek chrōnnyein to stain
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up diabantite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).