noun badde·ley·ite \ˈbad(ə)lēˌīt\

Definition of baddeleyite



  1. :  a mineral ZrO2 consisting of zirconium oxide occuring in colorless, yellow, brown, or black tabular crystals

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Origin and Etymology of baddeleyite

Joseph Baddeley, 19th century Englishman who brought the first specimens from Ceylon + English -ite

First Known Use: 1894

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a brief usually trivial fact

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