Hematite meaning

hē'mə-tīt'
A black or blackish-red to brick-red mineral, essentially Fe2 O3 , the chief ore of iron.
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A reddish brown to black, rhombohedral mineral, Fe2O3, that is a major ore of iron; ferric oxide.
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A reddish-brown to silver-gray metallic mineral. Hematite occurs as rhombohedral crystals, as reniform (kidney-shaped) crystals, or as fibrous aggregates in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is the most abundant ore of iron, and it is usually slightly magnetic. Chemical formula: Fe2O3.
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An iron ore, mainly peroxide of iron, Fe2O3.
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Origin of hematite

  • Middle English emathite, ematites from Latin haematītēs from Greek (lithos) haimatītēs bloodlike (stone) from haima haimat- blood
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French hématite, from Latin (lapis) haematites, from Ancient Greek αἱματίτης (haimatitēs) λίθος (haimatitēs lithos, “blood-red stone”), from αἷμα (haima, “blood”).
    From Wiktionary