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Meaning of MONAZITE

Pronunciation:  'mânu`zIt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals; an important source of thorium and cerium

MONAZITE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: atomic number 58, atomic number 59, atomic number 60, atomic number 62, atomic number 63, atomic number 65, atomic number 69, atomic number 70, atomic number 90, Ce, cerium, Eu, europium, mineral, Nd, neodymium, Pr, praseodymium, samarium, Sm, Tb, terbium, Th, thorium, thulium, Tm, Yb, ytterbium



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.