betafite

noun
bet·​a·​fite | \ ˈbe-tə-ˌfīt \
plural -s

Definition of betafite

: a mineral consisting of an oxide of niobium, titanium, and uranium occurring as greenish black isometric crystals near Betafo, Madagascar

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History and Etymology for betafite

French, from Betafo, Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

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“Betafite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betafite. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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