mosandrite

noun

mo·​san·​drite
mōˈsanˌdrīt
plural -s
: a mineral approximately NaCa6Ce2(Ti,Zr)2Si7O24(OH,F)7 consisting of a silicate of sodium, calcium, titanium, zirconium, and the cerium metals

Word History

Etymology

German mosandrit, from Carl G. Mosander †1858 Swedish chemist + German -it -ite

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“Mosandrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mosandrite. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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