samarskite

noun
sa·​mar·​skite | \ sə-ˈmär-ˌskīt How to pronounce samarskite (audio) , ˈsa-mər- \

Definition of samarskite

: a black or brownish-black orthorhombic mineral that is a complex oxide of rare earths, uranium, iron, lead, thorium, niobium, tantalum, titanium, and tin

First Known Use of samarskite

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for samarskite

German Samarskit, from V. E. Samarskiĭ-Bykhovets †1870 Russian mining engineer

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“Samarskite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/samarskite. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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