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haematite

/ˈhiːməˌtaɪt; ˈhɛm-/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of hematite
Derived Forms
haematitic (ˌhiːməˈtɪtɪk; ˌhɛm-) adjective

hematite

/ˈhɛmətaɪt/
noun
1.
a red, grey, or black mineral, found as massive beds and in veins and igneous rocks. It is the chief source of iron. Composition: iron (ferric) oxide. Formula: Fe2O3. Crystal structure: hexagonal (rhombohedral) Also called iron glance
Derived Forms
hematitic, haematitic (ˌhɛməˈtɪtɪk; ˌhiː-) adjective
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek haimatitēs resembling blood, from haima blood
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n.

see hematite.

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