Definition of maghemite in English:

maghemite

(also maghaemite)

noun

Mineralogy
  • A highly ferromagnetic mineral of the spinel group which is a form of ferric oxide, Fe₂O₃, crystallizing in the cubic system and formed principally by alteration of magnetite.

Origin

1920s. From mag- + hem- + -ite. For coinage see quot. 1927.

Pronunciation

maghemite

/maɡˈhiːmʌɪt/