siderite

siderite

[sid-uh-rahyt]
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:
1570–80, in sense “loadstone”; 1845–50 for def 1; sider- + -ite1; in obsolete sense, variant of siderites < Latin sidērītēs < Greek sidērī́tēs loadstone

sideritic [sid-uh-rit-ik] , adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To siderite
Collins
World English Dictionary
siderite (ˈsaɪdəˌraɪt)
 
n
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
 
sideritic
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature