baddeleyite definition

  • noun:
    • an uncommon zirconium oxide mineral happening in many different monoclinic prismatic crystal forms.
    • Zirconium dioxid (ZrO2), occurring in tabular monoclinic crystals from yellowish to brown or black in color: first found inside gem-sands of Rakwana. Ceylon, and soon after in Brazil (there labeled as brazilite) plus Sweden.
    • a mineral comprising zirconium oxide

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