One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A strongly magnetic oxide of magnesium and ferric iron, MgFe₂O₄, which belongs to the spinel group and usually occurs as black octahedral crystals.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From magnesium + -o- + classical Latin ferrum iron + -ite, introduced by J. D. Dana as a more transparent substitute for earlier German Magnoferrit.
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