noun chev·kin·ite \ˈchefkə̇ˌnīt, -evk-\

Definition of chevkinite



  1. :  a mineral approximately (Fe,Ca)(Ce,La)2(Si,Ti)2O8 consisting of silicotitanate of iron, calcium, and rare-earth elements

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Origin and Etymology of chevkinite

German tschewkinit, from Konstantin V. Chevkin (Tschewkin) †1875 Russian general and chief of Department of Mines of Russia + German -it -ite

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