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thorite

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noun tho·rite \ˈthȯr-ˌīt\

Definition of thorite

  1. :  a rare mineral that is a brown to black or sometimes orange-yellow silicate of thorium resembling zircon



Origin and Etymology of thorite

Swedish thorit, from New Latin thorium


First Known Use: 1832


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