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euxenite

[yook-suh-nahyt]
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noun
  1. a rare, brownish-black mineral of complex composition, an oxide of calcium, cerium, yttrium, columbium, titanium, and uranium.

Origin of euxenite

1840–45; < Greek eúxen(os) kind to strangers, hospitable (see eu-, xeno-) + -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • The rare earth metals are found in the minerals gadolinite, samarskite, fergusonite, euxenite and cerite.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7

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  • The element is of extremely rare occurrence, being met with only in argyrodite and, to a very small extent, in euxenite.


British Dictionary definitions for euxenite

euxenite

noun
  1. a rare brownish-black mineral containing erbium, cerium, uranium, columbium, and yttrium

Word Origin

C19: from Greek euxenos hospitable (literally: well-disposed to strangers), from eu- + xenos stranger; from its containing a number of rare elements
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