euxenite

[ yook-suh-nahyt ]
/ ˈyuk səˌnaɪt /

noun

a rare, brownish-black mineral of complex composition, an oxide of calcium, cerium, yttrium, columbium, titanium, and uranium.

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Origin of euxenite

1840–45; <Greek eúxen(os) kind to strangers, hospitable (see eu-, xeno-) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for euxenite

euxenite
/ (ˈjuːksɪˌnaɪt) /

noun

a rare brownish-black mineral containing erbium, cerium, uranium, columbium, and yttrium

Word Origin for euxenite

C19: from Greek euxenos hospitable (literally: well-disposed to strangers), from eu- + xenos stranger; from its containing a number of rare elements
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