beckelite

beck·e·lite

English syllables. 2014.

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  • beckelite — ˈbekəˌlīt noun ( s) Etymology: Friedrich Becke died 1931 Austrian mineralogist + English lite : a mineral Ca3(Ce,La,Y)4(SiZr)3O15 consisting of the cerium metals and calcium and occurring in wax yellow isometric crystals (hardness 5, specific… …   Useful english dictionary

  • becke test — ˈbekə noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Friedrich Becke more at beckelite : a method of determining with a microscope the relative indices of refraction of a transparent particle (as a plant or animal cell or a mineral) immersed… …   Useful english dictionary

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