Cassiterite definition

kə-sĭtə-rīt
A light yellow, red-brown, or black mineral, SnO2 , that is an important tin ore.
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A very hard and heavy, brown or black mineral, tin dioxide, SnO2, the chief ore of tin.
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(mineralogy) A generally black mineral, composed of tin oxide, SnO2, which is an important ore of tin.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cassiterite
Plural:
cassiterites

Origin of cassiterite

  • French cassitérite from Greek kassiteros tin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition