- an ore of manganese, 3Mn2O3⋅MnSiO3.
Origin of braunite
1830–40; named after A. E. Braun (1809–56), German official; see -ite1
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Braunite, is a dark brown substance, of a glassy metallic lustre, affording a brown powder.
The sesquioxide is found crystallized in an anhydrous form in braunite, and hydrated in manganite.
- a brown or black mineral that consists of manganese oxide and silicate and is a source of manganese. Formula: 3Mn 2 O 3 .MnSiO 3
Word Origin for braunite
C19: named after A. E. Braun (1809–56), German official in the treasury at Gotha
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