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carnotite

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noun car·no·tite \ˈkär-nə-ˌtīt\

Definition of carnotite

  1. :  a yellow to greenish-yellow mineral consisting of a radioactive hydrous vanadate of uranium and potassium that is a source of radium and uranium



Origin and Etymology of carnotite

French, from M. A. Carnot †1920 French inspector general of mines


First Known Use: 1899


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