Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dark, lustrous, heavy mineral, a source of uranium and radium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A general term for the uranium phosphates, autunite, or lime uranite, and torbernite, or copper uranite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ore of uranium, of an emerald-green, grass-green, leek-green, or yellow color, transparent or subtranslucent.

Etymologies

uran- + -ite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • AUTUNITE, or CALCO-URANITE, a mineral which is one of the "uranium micas," differing from the more commonly occurring torbernite (_q. v._) or cupro-uranite in containing calcium in place of copper.

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  • In addition, some of Commander Douvrin's intelligence people had discovered that the only source of fissionables and radioactives for the planet was a complex of uranite mines, separation plants, refineries and reaction-plants on the smaller of Aditya's two continents, Austragonia.

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  • Fernando Po, Bavaria, and Cornwall; phosphates of manganese; phosphate of copper; yellow and green uranite; phosphates of alumina, including the blue spar, which has been mistaken for lapis-lazuli, and the phosphate of alumina known as turquois, found only in Persia, and esteemed as an ornament.

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  • _Oxyd of uranite_, at St. Simphorien de Marmagne, in the department of La Côte d'Or.

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  • A collection of tin ore, cobalt, uranite, &c. from Saxony.

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