noun rhab·do·phane \ˈrabdəˌfān\

Definition of rhabdophane



  1. :  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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a brief usually trivial fact

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