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Meaning of hematite

he•ma•tite

Pronunciation: (hē'mu-tīt", hem'u-), [key]
— n.
  1. a very common mineral, iron oxide, FeO, occurring in steel-gray to black crystals and in red earthy masses: the principal ore of iron.
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