Allanite Al"lan*ite, n. [From T. Allan, who first distinguished it as a species.] (min.) A silicate containing a large amount of cerium. It is usually black in color, opaque, and is related to epidote in form and composition. [1913 Webster]

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  • allanite — allanitic /al euh nit ik/, adj. /al euh nuyt /, n. Mineral. a member of the epidote group, a silicate of calcium, cerium, aluminum, and iron, occurring chiefly in brown to black masses or prismatic crystals. [1835 45; named after Thomas Allan… …   Universalium

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  • allanite — al·lan·ite …   English syllables

  • allanite — /ˈælənaɪt/ (say aluhnuyt) noun a mineral, a silicate of calcium, cerium, aluminium, and iron, chiefly occurring in brown to black masses or prismatic crystals; orthite. {named after Thomas Allan, 1777–1833, English mineralogist. See ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

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