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Meaning of HEMATITE

Pronunciation:  'hemu`tIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form
 

HEMATITE is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: haematite
 
 See Also: emery, iron ore

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hem"a*tite\, n. [L. haematites, Gr. ? bloodlike, fr.
a"i^ma, a"i`matos, blood.] (Min.)
An important ore of iron, the sesquioxide, so called because
of the red color of the powder. It occurs in splendent
rhombohedral crystals, and in massive and earthy forms; --
the last called red ocher. Called also {specular iron},
{oligist iron}, {rhombohedral iron ore}, and {bloodstone}.
See {Brown hematite}, under {Brown}.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a natural iron oxide which was used as a reddish pigment.
 

 

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