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allanite Line breaks: al¦lan|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈalənʌɪt/

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[mass noun]
A brownish-black mineral of the epidote group, consisting of a silicate of rare earth metals, aluminium, and iron.


Early 19th century: named after Thomas Allan (1777–1833), Scottish mineralogist, + -ite1.

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