uranite

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

noun

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