Meaning of pachnolite in English:

pachnolite

Pronunciation /ˈpaknə(ʊ)lʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A hydrated fluoride of aluminium, calcium, and sodium, NaCaAlF₆ ·H₂ O, occurring as small white monoclinic crystals on cryolite.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From German Pachnolith from ancient Greek πάχνη hoar frost (from the base of πηγνύναι to fix, make solid + suffix forming nouns) + German -lith.