hematite

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From Middle French hématite, from Latin (lapis) haematites, from Ancient Greek αἱματίτης (haimatítēs) λίθος (líthos, blood-red stone), from αἷμα (haîma, blood).

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hematite (usually uncountable, plural hematites)

  1. An iron ore, mainly peroxide of iron, Fe2O3.

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