samarskite

noun

sa·​mar·​skite sə-ˈmär-ˌskīt How to pronounce samarskite (audio)
ˈsa-mər-
: a black or brownish-black orthorhombic mineral that is a complex oxide of rare earths, uranium, iron, lead, thorium, niobium, tantalum, titanium, and tin

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of samarskite was in 1849

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“Samarskite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/samarskite. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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