spinel group

noun

Definition of spinel group

: a group of mineral oxides including the spinel series and having the general composition AB2O4 in which A represents magnesium, ferrous iron, zinc, or manganese or any combination of them and B represents aluminum, ferric iron, or chromium — see chromite series, magnetite series

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“Spinel group.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinel%20group. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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