ambatoarinite

noun

am·​ba·​to·​ar·​i·​nite
ˌambə(ˌ)tōˈarəˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral 5SrCO3·4(Ce, La, Di)2(CO3)3·(Ce, La, Di)2O3 consisting of an orthorhombic carbonate of the cerium metals and strontium

Word History

Etymology

French, from Ambatoarina, town near Ambositra, Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambatoarinite was in 1916

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“Ambatoarinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambatoarinite. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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