yttrocrasite

noun

yt·​tro·​cra·​site
plural -s
: a mineral approximately (Y,Th,U,Ca)2(Ti,Fe,W)4O11 or (Y,Th,U,Ca)(Ti,Fe,W)2O5(OH) consisting of an oxide or basic oxide of the yttrium metals, thorium, uranium, titanium, iron, and tungsten and occurring in pitchy-black orthorhombic crystals (hardness 5.5–6, specific gravity 4.8)

Word History

Etymology

yttrium + -o- + cras- (from Greek krasis mixing, combination) + -ite

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near yttrocrasite

Cite this Entry

“Yttrocrasite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yttrocrasite. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!