- a mineral, zirconium oxide, ZrO2, used as a refractory.
Origin of baddeleyite
1890–95; named after Joseph Baddeley, Englishman who first brought specimens to Europe (in 19th century) from Asia; see -ite1
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- a mineral consisting largely of zirconium dioxide: a source of zirconium. Formula: ZrO 2
C19: named after J. Baddeley, British geologist