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pyrochlore

[pahy-ruh-klawr, -klohr] /ˈpaɪ rəˌklɔr, -ˌkloʊr/
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1.
a mineral, chiefly composed of niobates of the cerium metals, occurring in syenites in the form of brown crystals.
Origin of pyrochlore
1820-1830
1820-30; < German Pyrochlor. See pyro-, chlor-1
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