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(Minerals) a mineral consisting of a complex copper arsenic sulphide containing germanium, gallium, iron, zinc, and lead: an ore of germanium and gallium
[from germanium + -ite1]
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|Noun||1.||germanite - a rare reddish-grey mineral consisting of a copper iron germanium sulfide|
atomic number 32, Ge, germanium - a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition