Definition of Euxenite

1. n. A brownish black mineral with a metallic luster, found in Norway. It contains niobium, titanium, yttrium, and uranium, with some other metals.



Definition of Euxenite

1. Noun. (minerology) 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. ¹

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Definition of Euxenite

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Euxenite

1. A brownish black mineral with a metallic luster, found in Norway. It contains niobium, titanium, yttrium, and uranium, with some other metals. Origin: Gr. Hospitable. So named because it contains a number of rare elements. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Euxenite

eutrophications
eutrophics
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eutropic
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euvolemia
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euvolia
euxanthate
euxanthates
euxanthic
euxanthin
euxanthine
euxenite (current term)
euxenites
euxinia
euxinic
ev'ry
evac
evacate
evacated
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evacuant
evacuants
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evacuated

Literary usage of Euxenite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"... CaO 6.98, MgO 0.16, H2O 0.28, PhO 0.39, Alk 1.36 = 100.91 euxenite and poly erase contain more of the yttrium earths and notable amounts of uranium. ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1850)
"The calculations do not quite agree with the analyses; probably from an admixture of foreign minerals. c. euxenite.—About: 4(CaO;MgO;CeO; LaO; YO; ..."

3. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni, Amos Peaslee Brown (1908)
"euxenite. A titano-niobate of yttrium, cerium, uranium, etc., IV. H = 6.5; G = 4.6-5. Color vitreous black, somewhat inclining to brownish; streak yellow to ..."

4. Second Appendix to the Sixth Edition of Dana's System of Mineralogy by Edward Salisbury Dana, James Dwight Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1909)
"744. ,— The supposed occurrence of an oxide of a new element in euxenite, ... Tests for germanium in euxenite and samarskite from various localities gave ..."

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