Definition of maghemite in English:

maghemite

(also maghaemite)

Pronunciation /maɡˈhiːmʌɪt/

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noun

Mineralogy
  • A highly ferromagnetic mineral of the spinel group which is a form of ferric oxide, Fe₂ O₃, crystallizing in the cubic system and formed principally by alteration of magnetite.

Origin

1920s. From mag- + hem- + -ite.