Dictionary

pitchblende

noun pitch·blende \ˈpich-ˌblend\

Definition of PITCHBLENDE

:  a brown to black mineral that consists of massive uraninite, has a distinctive luster, contains radium, and is the chief ore-mineral source of uranium

Origin of PITCHBLENDE

part translation of German Pechblende, from Pech pitch + Blende blende
First Known Use: 1770

pitchblende

noun pitch·blende \ˈpich-ˌblend\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PITCHBLENDE

:  a brown to black mineral that consists of massive uraninite, has a distinctive luster, contains radium, and is the chief ore-mineral source of uranium

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pitch bowlPrevious Word in the Dictionary: pitch–blackAll Words Near: pitchblende
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears