loranskite

noun

lo·​ran·​skite
ləˈranˌskīt
plural -s
: a mineral (Y,Ce,Ca,Zr?)(Ta,Zr?)O4(?) consisting of a black oxide of yttrium, cerium, calcium, tantalum, and zirconium

Word History

Etymology

German loranskit, from A. M. Loranski, 19th century Russian mine inspector + German -it -ite

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“Loranskite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loranskite. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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