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[n] an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets


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\Mag"net*ite\, n. (Min.) An oxide of iron ({Fe3O4}) occurring in isometric crystals, also massive, of a black color and metallic luster. It is readily attracted by a magnet and sometimes possesses polarity, being then called {loadstone}. It is an important iron ore. Called also {magnetic iron}.

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