magnetite

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Magnetite

From magnet +‎ -ite, after German Magnetit.

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magnetite (plural magnetites)

  1. (mineralogy) A magnetic mineral, Fe3O4, one of the primary ores of iron. It has also been called lodestone.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 137:
      Appropriately enough, the commonest of these, a simple iron oxide, is called magnetite.

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magnetite f (plural magnetiti)

  1. magnetite, loadstone