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curite

[ kyoor-ahyt ]
/ ˈkyʊər aɪt /
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noun
a radioactive uranium mineral, Pb2U5O17·4H2O, with adamantine luster, occurring as reddish-brown to deep-yellow needle-shaped crystals, formed by alteration of uraninite.
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Origin of curite

<French (1921), after Pierre Curie; see -ite1
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