Definition of rhabdophane
: a brown, pinkish, or yellowish white hydrous phosphate (Ce, Y, La, etc.,)(PO4).H2O of cerium, yttrium, and rare-earth elements occurring massive
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Origin and Etymology of rhabdophane
German rhabdophan, from rhabd- + -phan -phane
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