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uranite

[yoo r-uh-nahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
  1. any of the uranium phosphates, as autunite or torbernite.
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Origin of uranite

From the German word Uranit, dating back to 1785–95. See uranium, -ite1
Related formsu·ra·nit·ic [yoo r-uh-nit-ik] /ˌyʊər əˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of uranite

  • There was his bill at Millen and Helion, Mars, for uranite and supplies.

    Salvage in Space

    John Stewart Williamson

  • It occurs in the pitchblende of Saxony, and the uranite of Cornwall.

  • The magazine of uranite fuel capsules was nearly empty, now, he reflected.

    Salvage in Space

    John Stewart Williamson

  • Thus, helium was discovered in the sun's spectrum by Jansen and isolated from uranite by Ramsay in 1895.


British Dictionary definitions for uranite

uranite

noun
  1. any of various minerals containing uranium, esp torbernite or autunite
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Derived Formsuranitic (ˌjʊərəˈnɪtɪk), adjective
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