Euxenite Eux"e*nite, n. [Gr. ? hospitable. So named because it contains a number of rare elements.] (Min.) A brownish black mineral with a metallic luster, found in Norway. It contains niobium, titanium, yttrium, and uranium, with some other metals. [1913 Webster]

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  • euxénite — ● euxénite nom féminin (grec euksenos, réservé aux hôtes) Titanoniobate naturel d yttrium, de cérium et d uranium utilisé comme minerai d uranium …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Euxenite — Infobox mineral name = Euxenite category = Oxide mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = caption = Euxenite from Norway, around 11 cm of size formula = (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6 color = Black, brownish black,greenish black habit = Massive,… …   Wikipedia

  • euxenite — /yoohk seuh nuyt /, n. a rare, brownish black mineral of complex composition, an oxide of calcium, cerium, yttrium, columbium, titanium, and uranium. [1840 45; < Gk eúxen(os) kind to strangers, hospitable (see EU , XENO ) + ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral… …   Universalium

  • euxenite — euksenitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė (Y,Ce,U)(Nb,Ta,Ti)₂·(O,OH)₆ atitikmenys: angl. euxenite rus. эвксенит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • euxenite — noun 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)O …   Wiktionary

  • euxenite — eux·e·nite …   English syllables

  • euxenite — /ˈjuksənaɪt/ (say yoohksuhnuyt) noun a brownish black mineral of complex composition, containing yttrium, columbium, titanium, uranium, etc. {Greek euxenos hospitable (in allusion to its many constituents) + ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • euxenite — ˈyüksəˌnīt noun ( s) Etymology: German euxenit, from Greek euxenos hospitable (from eu + xenos guest, stranger) + German it ite; from the rare elements it contains : a brownish black mineral ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scandium — (pronEng|ˈskændiəm) is a chemical element that has the symbol Sc and atomic number 21. A silvery white metal that is always present as compounds, scandium ores occur as rare minerals from Scandinavia and elsewhere, and it is sometimes considered… …   Wikipedia

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