Meaning of siderite

sid•er•ite

Pronunciation: (sid'u-rīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda common mineral, iron carbonate, FeCO, usually occurring in yellowish to deep-brown cleavable masses: a minor ore of iron.
  2. a meteorite consisting almost entirely of metallic minerals.
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