cerite

noun ce·rite \ˈsirˌīt\

Definition of cerite

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of cerium and allied metals occurring generally in brownish masses (hardness 5.5, specific gravity 4.86)

  2. 2 [Swedish cerin allanite (from cerium + -in -ine) + English -ite] :  allanite

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Origin and Etymology of cerite

Swedish cerit, from New Latin Ceres, an asteroid + Swedish -it -ite


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