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Meaning of bastnaesite

bast•naes•ite

Pronunciation: (bast'nu-sīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a rare-earth mineral, fluorocarbonate of lanthanum and cerium, with a waxy-yellow to reddish-brown color, commonly associated with zinc ores.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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