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curite

[kyoo r-ahyt] /ˈkyʊər aɪt/
noun
1.
a radioactive uranium mineral, Pb 2 U 5 O 17 ·4H 2 O, with adamantine luster, occurring as reddish-brown to deep-yellow needle-shaped crystals, formed by alteration of uraninite.
Origin of curite
< French (1921), after Pierre Curie; see -ite1
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