American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lustrous, blackish-brown rare-earth mineral consisting primarily of cerium, erbium, titanium, uranium, and yttrium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brownish-black mineral with a submetallic luster, found in Norway, which contains the metals yttrium, niobium (columbium), titanium, uranium, and some others.
- n. mineralogy A dark brown lustrous mineral that is a mixed oxide of cerium, erbium, titanium, uranium, yttrium and other more common metals, with the chemical formula (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A brownish black mineral with a metallic luster, found in Norway. It contains niobium, titanium, yttrium, and uranium, with some other metals.
- From Ancient Greek εὔξενος (euksenos, "friendly to strangers, hospitable"). (Wiktionary)
- From Greek euxenos, kind to strangers (from its unusual composition) : eu-, eu- + xenos, stranger; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In 1879 a Swedish chemist named Lars Fredrik Nilson was looking for rare earth elements in the minerals euxenite and gadolinite when he discovered erbium and ytterbium; scandium was later separated from the ytterbium.”
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