an·​der·​son·​ite | \ ˈandə(r)səˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of andersonite

: a mineral consisting of a secondary hydrous sodium calcium uranium carbonate Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3·6H2O found in the uranium districts of the western U.S.

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First Known Use of andersonite

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for andersonite

Charles A. Anderson, †1990 U.S. geologist + -ite entry 1

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“Andersonite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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