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baddeleyite

[ bad-l-ee-ahyt, bad-lee- ]
/ ˈbæd l iˌaɪt, ˈbæd li- /
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noun

a mineral, zirconium oxide, ZrO2, used as a refractory.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for baddeleyite

baddeleyite
/ (ˈbædlɪˌaɪt) /

noun

a mineral consisting largely of zirconium dioxide: a source of zirconium. Formula: ZrO 2

Word Origin for baddeleyite

C19: named after J. Baddeley, British geologist
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