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cerite


cerite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cerite  \Ce"rite\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  horn.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  gastropod  shell  belonging  to  the  family  {Cerithi["i]d[ae]}; 
  --  so  called  from  its  hornlike  form 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cerite  \Ce"rite\,  n.  [From  {Cherium}.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral  of  a  brownish  of  cherry-red  color,  commonly 
  massive.  It  is  a  hydrous  silicate  of  cerium  and  allied 
  metals.