melanocerite

noun
mel·​a·​no·​cerite | \ ¦melənō+ \
plural -s

Definition of melanocerite

: 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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History and Etymology for melanocerite

German melanozerit, from melan- + zerit cerite

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“Melanocerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melanocerite. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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