Meaning of magnesiochromite in English:

magnesiochromite

noun

Mineralogy
  • Originally: a mineral, (Mg,Fe)Cr ₂ O ₄, analogous to chromite (FeCr ₂ O ₄), with magnesium replacing much of the iron. Now usually: a spinel of the general formula (Mg,Fe)(Cr,Al) ₂ O ₄, specifically the endmember, MgCr ₂ O ₄ (picrochromite).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Dana (1849–1935), mineralogist and physicist. From magnesium + -o- + chromite; introduced as a more transparent substitute for German Magnochromit, after earlier magnesioferrite.

Pronunciation

magnesiochromite

/maɡˌniːzɪəʊˈkrəʊmʌɪt/