eschynite

noun
es·​chy·​nite
variants: or aeschynite \ ˈeskəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of eschynite

: a mineral (Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Cb)2O6 consisting of a rare oxide of titanium, columbium, cerium, and other metals isomorphous with priorite and found in nearly black prismatic crystals

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History and Etymology for eschynite

German äschynit, from äschyn- (from Greek aischynē shame) + German -it -ite

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“Eschynite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eschynite. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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