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A mineral of the pyrochlore group consisting of a basic niobate of barium (usually containing some strontium and tantalum) which belongs to the cubic crystal system and occurs as yellow or white octahedral crystals.
1970s. From barium + -o- + pyrochlore.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.