xenotime

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English[edit]

Xenotime
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κενός (kenós, vain), τιμή (timḗ, honour), because the yttrium in the mineral was originally thought to be a new element.

Noun[edit]

xenotime (countable and uncountable, plural xenotimes)

  1. (mineralogy) A yellow-brown mineral, yttrium phosphate (YPO4)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

xenotime f

  1. plural form of xenotima