American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The concentrated oxide of uranium formed in the milling of uranium ore.
- n. an impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore
“According to Pavlenishvili, Dimitradze said he took possession of the yellowcake from the two Russians.”
“It is sometimes referred to as yellowcake and generally contains more than 80% uranium.”
“He worked in the uranium mines in Grants ... even scraped out the yellowcake from the ovens.”
“The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" -- the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment -- was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy.”
“Rumors are in the air (apparently from British intelligence) that he has been trying to acquire uranium "yellowcake" -- raw fissile material suitable for bomb-making -- from Niger.”
“The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" - the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment - was a significant step toward ...”
“Processed ore, or uranium concentrate - known as "yellowcake" - is subsequently converted into a uranium gas, which is then spun and re-spun to varying degrees of enrichment.”
“Purified ore, or uranium oxide-known as "yellowcake" - is processed into a uranium gas, which is then spun and re-spun to varying degrees of enrichment.”
“Purified ore, or uranium oxide - known as "yellowcake" - is processed into a uranium gas, which is then spun and re-spun to varying degrees of enrichment.”
“Ian Kelly, a spokesman for the U.S. S.ate Department, said the transfer of any purified uranium ore -- known as "yellowcake" -- to Iran would constitute a "clear violation of UN S.curity Council sanctions.”
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