noun poly·crase

Definition of polycrase



  1. :  a mineral (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Ti,Cb,Ta)2O6 consisting of a columbate and titanate of the metals of the yttrium group that is isomorphous with euxenite (hardness 5–6, specific gravity 5)

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Origin and Etymology of polycrase

German polykras, from poly- + -kras (from Greek krasis mixing, combination) — more at krasis

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