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  1. a mineral, tantalite and niobate of yttrium and various elements, as iron, and cerium, occurring in the form of brown-black crystals.
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Origin of yttrotantalite

1800–10; yttro- (combining form of yttrium) + tantalite
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  • It is also called Tantalium from the mineral tantalite and yttrotantalite, found in Sweden.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure