Definition of cenosite
: a yellowish brown mineral composed of hydrous silicate and carbonate of calcium and rare earths
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Origin and Etymology of cenosite
modification (influenced by English 2cen-) of Swedish kainosit, from Greek kainos new + Swedish -it -ite — more at recent
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