coltan

noun col·tan \ ˈkōl-ˌtan \
Updated on: 29 Dec 2017

Definition of coltan

: a dull black ore that consists of a mixture of columbite and tantalite and is a minor source of tantalum

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Origin and Etymology of coltan

International Scientific Vocabulary columbo-tantalite, from columbite + -o- + tantalite


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