Definitions

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  • n. A yellow-brown mineral, yttrium phosphate (YPO4)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native phosphate of yttrium occurring in yellowish-brown tetragonal crystals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native phosphate of yttrium, having a yellowish-brown color, and crystallizing in squares, octahedrons, and prisms. It resembles zircon in form, but is inferior in hardness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form

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  • By contrast, Dotson Ridge is characterized by steeply dipping pegmatitic and aplitic dikes variably mineralized with REE minerals including kainosite, xenotime, allanite, bastnaesite, thalenite, synchisite, and fergusonite.

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