samarskite


sa·mar·skite

noun \sə-ˈmär-ˌskīt, ˈsa-mər-\

Definition of SAMARSKITE

:  a black or brownish-black orthorhombic mineral that is a complex oxide of rare earths, uranium, iron, lead, thorium, niobium, tantalum, titanium, and tin

Origin of SAMARSKITE

German Samarskit, from V. E. Samarskiĭ-Bykhovets †1870 Russian mining engineer
First Known Use: 1849

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