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siderite

[sid-uh-rahyt] /ˈsɪd əˌraɪt/
noun
1.
Also called chalybite. a common mineral, iron carbonate, FeCO 3 , usually occurring in yellowish to deep-brown cleavable masses: a minor ore of iron.
2.
a meteorite consisting almost entirely of metallic minerals.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80, in sense “loadstone”; 1845-50 for def 1; sider- + -ite1; in obsolete sense, variant of siderites < Latin sidērītēs < Greek sidērī́tēs loadstone
Related forms
sideritic
[sid-uh-rit-ik] /ˌsɪd əˈrɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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siderite

/ˈsaɪdəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
Also called chalybite. a pale yellow to brownish-black mineral consisting chiefly of iron carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form. It occurs mainly in ore veins and sedimentary rocks and is an important source of iron. Formula: FeCO3
2.
a meteorite consisting principally of metallic iron
Derived Forms
sideritic (ˌsaɪdəˈrɪtɪk) adjective
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