al·​lan·​ite | \ ˈaləˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of allanite

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

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Other Words from allanite

allanitic \ ¦alə¦nitik \ adjective

First Known Use of allanite

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allanite

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

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“Allanite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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