Definition of maskelynite in English:

maskelynite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A colourless glassy aluminosilicate of calcium and sodium with the composition of plagioclase, found in certain kinds of meteorite.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Dana (1849–1935), mineralogist and physicist. From German Maskelynit from the name of Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne, English mineralogist, who made several studies of the composition of meteorites + -it.

Pronunciation

maskelynite

/ˈmask(ə)lɪnʌɪt/