noun ura·ni·nite \y-ˈrā-nə-ˌnīt\

Definition of URANINITE

:  a black octahedral mineral that consists of an oxide of uranium which usually contains thorium, lead, and rare earth elements and is the chief ore of uranium


German Uranin uraninite (from New Latin uranium) + English -ite
First Known Use: 1879


noun ura·ni·nite \y-ˈrā-nə-ˌnīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of URANINITE

:  a mineral that is basically a black octahedral or cubic oxide of uranium containing lead, thorium, and rare earth elements and that is the chief ore of uranium


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