/seuh mahr"skuyt/, n.
a velvet-black mineral, a complex columbate-tantalate of uranium, cerium, etc., occurring in masses: a minor source of uranium, thorium, and rare-earth oxides.
[ < G Samarskit (1847), after Russian mining engineer V.E. Samarskii-Bykhovets (1803-70); see -ITE1]

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  • samarskite — noun Etymology: German Samarskit, from V. E. Samarskiĭ Bykhovets died 1870 Russian mining engineer Date: 1849 a black or brownish black orthorhombic mineral that is a complex oxide of rare earths, uranium, iron, lead, thorium, niobium, tantalum,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • samarskite — noun A shiny black radioactive mineral that contains a complex mixture of rare earth oxides …   Wiktionary

  • samarskite — samar·skite …   English syllables

  • samarskite — sa•mar•skite [[t]səˈmɑr skaɪt[/t]] n. mir a velvet black mineral containing uranium, samarium, cerium, etc., occurring in masses: a minor source of uranium and rare earth oxides • Etymology: < G Samarskit (1847), after Russian mining engineer… …   From formal English to slang

  • samarskite — /səˈmaskaɪt/ (say suh mahskuyt) noun a velvet black mineral, a complex of columbium and tantalum compounds with uranium, cerium, etc., occurring in masses; a minor source of uranium. {German Samarskit, named after Colonel von Samarski, 19th… …   Australian English dictionary

  • samarskite — noun a complex black mineral occurring in pegmatites • Hypernyms: ↑mineral • Substance Holonyms: ↑pegmatite • Substance Meronyms: ↑gadolinium, ↑Gd, ↑atomic number 64 …   Useful english dictionary

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