fluocerite

noun

fluo·​cerite
variants or less commonly fluocerine
¦flüə+
plural -s
: a mineral (Ce,La,Nd)F3 consisting of reddish yellow fluoride of cerium and related metals

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Jul. 2024.

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