beckelite

noun

beck·​e·​lite
ˈbe-kə-ˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral Ca3(Ce,La,Y)4(SiZr)3O15 consisting of the cerium metals and calcium and occurring in wax-yellow isometric crystals (hardness 5, specific gravity 4.15)

Word History

Etymology

Friedrich Becke †1931 Austrian mineralogist + English -lite

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“Beckelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beckelite. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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