or yel·low cake
[ yel-oh-keyk ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌkeɪk /
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a processed oxide of uranium, U3O8, extracted and concentrated from uranium ore: used as the raw material for commercial nuclear materials, especially fuel elements in nuclear reactors.
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South Africa mined uranium, and sent 500 tons of yellowcake to Israel from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.
British Dictionary definitions for yellowcake
informal semirefined uranium ore
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