baddeleyite

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. badakhshan,
  2. badalona,
  3. badarian,
  4. badass,
  5. badb,
  6. badder,
  7. badderlocks,
  8. baddest,
  9. baddie,
  10. baddish

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

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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