swartzite

[swawrt-sahyt]

noun Mineralogy.

a hydrous carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and uranium, occurring in green crystals: an ore of uranium.

Nearby words

  1. swart,
  2. swarth,
  3. swarthout,
  4. swarthy,
  5. swartkrans ape-man,
  6. swash,
  7. swash letter,
  8. swash plate,
  9. swashbuckle,
  10. swashbuckler

Origin of swartzite

named after C. K. Swartz (1861–1949), American geologist; see -ite1

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