Definition of manganite in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈmaNGɡəˌnīt/


A mineral consisting of manganese oxyhydroxide, typically occurring as steel-gray or black prisms.
Example sentences
  • Museum-quality specimens of manganite have been collected from the Taylor mine for many years and can be seen in collections around the world.
  • There are exceptions, such as German manganite.
  • It never occurs as a free element, but only in ores such as pyrolusite, manganite, psilomelane, and rhodochrosite.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: man·ga·nite

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.