noun al·lan·ite \ˈaləˌnīt\

Definition of allanite



  1. :  a mineral consisting of a brown or black monoclinic silicate allied to epidote and containing cerium, thorium, and other rare metals


\¦alə¦nitik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of allanite

Thomas Allan †1833 English mineralogist, its discoverer + English -ite

First Known Use: 1810

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to cast off or become cast off

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