baddeleyite

[bad-l-ee-ahyt, bad-lee-]

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

noun
  1. 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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