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gadolinite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gadolinite  \Gad"o*lin*ite\,  n.  [Named  after  Gadolin  a  Russian 
  chemist.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral  of  a  nearly  black  color  and  vitreous  luster,  and 
  consisting  principally  of  the  silicates  of  yttrium,  cerium, 
  and  iron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gadolinite 
  n  :  a  mineral  that  is  a  source  of  rare  earths;  consists  of 
  silicates  of  iron  and  beryllium  and  cerium  and  yttrium 
  and  erbium  [syn:  {ytterbite}] 




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