noun mel·lite \ˈmeˌlīt\

Definition of mellite



  1. 1 :  a honey-colored mineral Al2C12O12.18H2O that is a hydrous aluminum mellitate found in brown coal and is in part a product of vegetable decomposition

  2. 2 [International Scientific Vocabulary mell- + -ite] :  a medicinal preparation containing honey

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Origin and Etymology of mellite

New Latin mellites, from mell- + -ites -ite; translation of German honigstein

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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