fluocerite

noun
fluo·​cerite
variants: or less commonly fluocerine \ ¦flüə+ \
plural -s

Definition of fluocerite

: a mineral (Ce,La,Nd)F3 consisting of reddish yellow fluoride of cerium and related metals

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History and Etymology for fluocerite

fluocerite from German fluozerit, modification (influenced by -it -ite) of French fluocérine, from fluo- + cérine cerine; fluocerine from French fluocérine

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“Fluocerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluocerite. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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