carnotite

[ kahr-nuh-tahyt ]
/ ˈkɑr nəˌtaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a yellow, earthy, hydrous potassium uranium vanadate: an ore of uranium.

Nearby words

  1. carnot refrigerator,
  2. carnot's theorem,
  3. carnot, lazare nicolas marguerite,
  4. carnot, nicolas léonard sadi,
  5. carnot, sadi,
  6. carnous,
  7. carny,
  8. carné,
  9. caro,
  10. caro's acid

Origin of carnotite

1895–1900; named after A. Carnot (died 1920), French mining official; see -ite1

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Examples from the Web for carnotite

  • Pitchblende is the best, but carnotite, which is a gray rock with yellowish streaks, is also good ore.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • But couldn't the carnotite have been stolen from a privately owned mine?

    The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
  • But it seems to be pulverized ore, and my guess would be carnotite.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin


British Dictionary definitions for carnotite

carnotite

/ (ˈkɑːnəˌtaɪt) /

noun

a radioactive yellow mineral consisting of hydrated uranium potassium vanadate: occurs in sedimentary rocks and is a source of uranium, radium, and vanadium. Formula: K 2 (UO 2) 2 (VO 4) 2 .3H 2 O

Word Origin for carnotite

C20: named after A. Carnot (died 1920), French inspector general of mines

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