bastnaesite

noun
bast·​naes·​ite | \ ˈbast-nə-ˌsīt \
variants: or bastnäsite \ ˈbast-​nə-​ˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of bastnaesite

: a mineral consisting of a fluocarbonate of the cerium metals that is wax-yellow to reddish brown

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History and Etymology for bastnaesite

Swedish bastnäsit, from Bastnäs, Riddarhyttan district, Västmanland, Sweden + Swedish -it -ite

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“Bastnaesite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bastnaesite. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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