baddeleyite

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baddeleyite

(ˈbædlɪˌaɪt)
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(Minerals) a mineral consisting largely of zirconium dioxide: a source of zirconium. Formula: ZrO2
[C19: named after J. Baddeley, British geologist]
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Noun1.baddeleyite - a mineral consisting of zirconium oxide
atomic number 40, zirconium, Zr - a lustrous grey strong metallic element resembling titanium; it is used in nuclear reactors as a neutron absorber; it occurs in baddeleyite but is obtained chiefly from zircon
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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