Monazite Mon"a*zite (m[o^]n"[.a]*z[imac]t), n. [From Gr. mona`zein to be solitary, in allusion to its isolated crystals.] (Min.) A mineral occurring usually in small isolated crystals, -- a phosphate of the cerium metals. [1913 Webster]

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  • monazite — noun Etymology: German Monazit, from Greek monazein Date: 1836 a yellow to red or brown mineral that is a phosphate of thorium and various rare earth elements and occurs especially in sand and gravel deposits …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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