euxenite

[ yook-suh-nahyt ]
/ ˈyuk səˌnaɪt /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. eutrophic,
  2. eutrophication,
  3. eutrophy,
  4. eutychian,
  5. eutychianus,
  6. euxine,
  7. euxine sea,
  8. ev,
  9. eva,
  10. evacuant

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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