monazite

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English[edit]

Monazite powder
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Etymology[edit]

From German Monazit, from Ancient Greek μονάζω (monázō, be solitary).

Noun[edit]

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.