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gadolinite

[ gad-l-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈgæd l əˌnaɪt /
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noun
a silicate mineral from which the rare-earth metals gadolinium, holmium, and rhenium are extracted.
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Origin of gadolinite

1795–1805; named after J. Gadolin (1760–1852), Finnish chemist; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for gadolinite

gadolinite
/ (ˈɡædəlɪˌnaɪt) /

noun
a rare brown or black mineral consisting of a silicate of iron, beryllium, and yttrium in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: 2BeO.FeO.Y 2 O 3 .2SiO 2Also called: ytterbite

Word Origin for gadolinite

C19: named after Johan Gadolin (1760–1852), Finnish mineralogist
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