monazite

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English[edit]

Monazite powder

Noun[edit]

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monazite (plural monazites)

  1. (mineralogy) any of a range of reddish-brown minerals that are mixed phosphates of the lighter rare earth elements lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium and yttrium

Usage notes[edit]

  • the dominant element is denoted by a suffix e.g. monazite-Ce