Definition of adonite in English:

adonite

Pronunciation /ˈadənʌɪt/

noun

rare Chemistry
  • Ribitol.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Adonit (E. Merck Bericht über das Jahr 1892 26; from scientific Latin Adonis, genus name + German -it), with remodelling of the suffix after -ite.