Definition of naumannite in English:

naumannite

noun

Mineralogy
  • Native silver selenide, Ag₂ Se, crystallizing in the orthorhombic system and usually occurring as black metallic cubes.

Pronunciation

naumannite

/ˈnaʊmənʌɪt/ /ˈnɔːmənʌɪt/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist. From German Naumannit from the name of Karl F. Naumann, German mineralogist + -it.