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English Dictionary: monazite by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals; an important source of thorium and cerium
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Monazite \Mon"a*zite\ (m[ocr]n"[adot]*z[imac]t), n. [From Gr.
      mona`zein to be solitary, in allusion to its isolated
      crystals.] (Min.)
      A mineral occurring usually in small isolated crystals, -- a
      phosphate of the cerium metals.
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