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spathose1

[spey-thohs, spath-ohs]
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adjective
  1. spathic.
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Origin of spathose1

1770–80; spath-, as in spathic + -ose1

spathose2

[spey-th ohs, -thohs]
adjective
  1. spathaceous.
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Also spa·thous [spey-thuh s, -thuh s] /ˈspeɪ ðəs, -θəs/.

Origin of spathose2

First recorded in 1830–40; spathe + -ose1
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Historical Examples

  • It was early known as spathose iron, spathic iron or steel ore.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7

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