noun skut·te·rud·ite \ˈskətəˌrəˌdīt\

Definition of skutterudite



  1. :  a mineral (Co,Ni)As3 that consists of a native arsenide of cobalt and nickel and is isomorphous with smaltite, nickel-skutterudite, and chloanthite

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of skutterudite

German skutterudit, from Skutterud, near Drammen, southern Norway + German -it -ite

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up skutterudite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!