hematite

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French hématite, from Latin (lapis) haematites, from Ancient Greek αἱματίτης (haimatitēs) λίθος (haimatitēs lithos, blood-red stone), from αἷμα (haima, blood).

NounEdit

hematite (usually uncountable, plural hematites)

  1. An iron ore, mainly peroxide of iron, Fe2O3.

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See alsoEdit

  • black diamond

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