a dark-colored, hard, orthorhombic mineral, (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)O, containing oxides of several chemical elements, esp. of calcium, uranium, titanium, and certain rare-earth elements
Origin of euxeniteGerman euxenit from Classical Greek euxenos, hospitable ( from eu- (see eu-) + xenos, stranger, guest) + -ite: so named from containing several rare elements
A lustrous, blackish-brown mineral consisting primarily of titanium, uranium, and the rare-earth elements cerium, erbium, and yttrium.
Origin of euxeniteFrom Greek euxenos kind to strangers (from its unusual composition) eu- eu- xenos stranger ; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek εὔξενος (euksenos, “friendly to strangers, hospitable”).