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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 and Etymology of autunite

Autun, town in France


First Known Use: circa 1852


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