gummite

[ guhm-ahyt ]
/ ˈgʌm aɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a yellow to red alteration product of pitchblende and a minor ore of uranium, having a greasy luster and occurring in gumlike masses.

Nearby words

  1. gumlands,
  2. gumma,
  3. gummata,
  4. gummatous abscess,
  5. gummed,
  6. gummosis,
  7. gummous,
  8. gummy,
  9. gummy shark,
  10. gump

Origin of gummite

1865–70; orig. German Gummit. See gum1, -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for gummite

gummite

/ (ˈɡʌmaɪt) /

noun

an orange or yellowish amorphous secondary mineral consisting of hydrated uranium oxides
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