uranite

[ yoo r-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌnaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

any of the uranium phosphates, as autunite or torbernite.

Origin of uranite

From the German word Uranit, dating back to 1785–95. See uranium, -ite1

Related forms

u·ra·nit·ic [yoo r-uh-nit-ik] /ˌyʊər əˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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uranite

/ (ˈjʊərəˌnaɪt) /

noun

any of various minerals containing uranium, esp torbernite or autunite

Derived Forms

uranitic (ˌjʊərəˈnɪtɪk), adjective
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