melanocerite

noun mel·a·no·cerite \¦melənō+\

Definition of melanocerite

plural

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  1. :  a mineral consisting of a complex silicate, borate, tantalate, fluoride, or other compound of cerium, yttrium, calcium, and other metals and occurring in brown or black rhombohedral crystals

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Origin and Etymology of melanocerite

German melanozerit, from melan- + zerit cerite


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