torbernite

[ tawr-ber-nahyt ]
/ ˈtɔr bərˌnaɪt /

noun

a mineral, hydrated copper uranium phosphate, CuU2P2O12⋅12H2O, occurring in square tabular crystals of a bright-green color: a minor ore of uranium; copper uranite.

Nearby words

  1. torah,
  2. toran,
  3. torana,
  4. torbanite,
  5. torbay,
  6. torc,
  7. torch,
  8. torch lily,
  9. torch singer,
  10. torch song

Origin of torbernite

1850–55; named after Torbern Bergman (1735–84), Swedish chemist; see -ite1

Also called chalcolite.

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British Dictionary definitions for torbernite

torbernite

/ (ˈtɔːbəˌnaɪt) /

noun

a green secondary mineral consisting of hydrated copper uranium phosphate in the form of square platelike crystals. Formula: Cu(UO 2) 2 (PO 4) 2 .12H 2 O

Word Origin for torbernite

C19: named after Torbern O. Bergman (1735–84), Swedish chemist; see -ite 1

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