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xenotime

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[ˈzɛnə(ʊ)tʌɪm], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a yellowish-brown mineral which occurs in some igneous rocks and consists of a phosphate of yttrium and other rare earth elements.


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Origin:
mid 19th century: from xeno-, apparently erroneously for Greek kenos ‘vain, empty’, + timē ‘honour’ (because it was wrongly supposed to contain a new metal)




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