Definition of emplectite in English:

emplectite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral consisting of a sulphide of bismuth and copper, typically occurring as grey or silver-white fibres or needles.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From German Emplektit, with remodelling of the ending after -ite; so called with allusion to the intimate association of this mineral with quartz at the type locality.

Pronunciation

emplectite

/ɪmˈplɛktʌɪt/ /ɛmˈplɛktʌɪt/