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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
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Origin of PITCHBLENDE

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

pitchblende

noun pitch·blende \ˈpich-ˌblend\

Definition of PITCHBLENDE for Kids

:  a dark mineral that is a source of radium and uranium
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pitchblende

noun pitch·blende \ˈpich-ˌblend\

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

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