uranite

[ yoo r-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌnaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

any of the uranium phosphates, as autunite or torbernite.

Nearby words

  1. uranic oxide,
  2. uranide,
  3. uraninite,
  4. uraniscus,
  5. uranism,
  6. uranite group,
  7. uranitic,
  8. uranium,
  9. uranium 235,
  10. uranium 238

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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British Dictionary definitions for uranite

uranite

/ (ˈjʊərəˌnaɪt) /

noun

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

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