Euxenite meaning

yo͝oksə-nīt
A lustrous, blackish-brown rare-earth mineral consisting primarily of cerium, erbium, titanium, uranium, and yttrium.
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A dark-colored, hard, orthorhombic mineral, (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6, containing oxides of several chemical elements, esp. of calcium, uranium, titanium, and certain rare-earth elements.
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(mineralogy) A dark brown lustrous mineral that is a mixed oxide of cerium, erbium, titanium, uranium, yttrium and other more common metals, with the chemical formula (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6.
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Origin of euxenite

  • From Greek euxenos kind to strangers (from its unusual composition) eu- eu- xenos stranger ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Ancient Greek εὔξενος (euksenos, “friendly to strangers, hospitable”).

    From Wiktionary