eschynite

noun es·chy·nite \ˈeskəˌnīt\
variants: or

aeschynite

\ˈeskəˌnīt\

Definition of eschynite

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of eschynite

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


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