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monazite

noun mon·a·zite \ˈmä-nə-ˌzīt\

Definition of MONAZITE

:  a yellow to red or brown mineral that is a phosphate of thorium and various rare earth elements and occurs especially in sand and gravel deposits
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Origin of MONAZITE

German Monazit, from Greek monazein
First Known Use: 1836

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