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autunite

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noun au·tun·ite \ō-ˈtə-ˌnīt, ˈȯ-tə-\

Definition of autunite

  1. :  a radioactive usually lemon-yellow calcium phosphate mineral that occurs in tabular crystals and in scales and that is an ore of uranium



Origin of autunite

Autun, town in France


First Known Use: circa 1852


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