beckelite

noun beck·e·lite \ˈbe-kə-ˌlīt\

Definition of beckelite

plural

-s

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of beckelite

Friedrich Becke †1931 Austrian mineralogist + English -lite


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