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thorite

[ thawr-ahyt, thohr- ]
/ ˈθɔr aɪt, ˈθoʊr- /
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noun
a rare mineral, thorium silicate, ThSiO4, occurring in the form of yellow or black crystals.
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Origin of thorite

1825–35; thor- (as in thoria, thorium) + -ite1, modeled on Swedish thorit
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How to use thorite in a sentence

  • Determinations of the atomic weight of lead from thorite, a thorium mineral nearly free from uranium, gave 208.4.

    A Brief Account of Radio-activity|Francis Preston Venable

British Dictionary definitions for thorite

thorite
/ (ˈθɔːraɪt) /

noun
a yellow, brownish, or black radioactive mineral consisting of tetragonal thorium silicate. It occurs in coarse granite and is a source of thorium. Formula: ThSiO 4
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