euxenite [yook-suh-nahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a rare, brownish-black mineral of complex composition, an oxide of calcium, cerium, yttrium, columbium, titanium, and uranium.

Origin of euxenite 1840–45; Greek eúxen(os) kind to strangers, hospitable (see eu-, xeno-) + -ite1 Examples from the Web for euxenite Historical Examples of euxenite

  • The rare earth metals are found in the minerals gadolinite, samarskite, fergusonite, euxenite and cerite.

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  • The element is of extremely rare occurrence, being met with only in argyrodite and, to a very small extent, in euxenite.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for euxenite euxenite noun

    1. a rare brownish-black mineral containing erbium, cerium, uranium, columbium, and yttrium

    Word Origin for euxenite C19: from Greek euxenos hospitable (literally: well-disposed to strangers), from eu- + xenos stranger; from its containing a number of rare elements

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