Definition of aikinite in English:

aikinite

Pronunciation /ˈeɪkɪnʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare bismuth-containing mineral, typically occurring as grey needle-shaped crystals.

    Aikinite is a sulphide of lead, copper, and bismuth, PbCuBiS₃. Crystal system: orthorhombic.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From the name of Arthur Aikin, English geologist and mineralogist + -ite.