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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A silicate of the cerium metals and calcium (perhaps essentially Ca3(Ce, La, Di)4Si3O15), occurring in octahedrons and dodecahedrons, also in coarse yellow grains, in the rock of the eleolite-syenite type called mariupolite: found on the shore of the sea of Azov.

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