autunite

noun
au·​tun·​ite | \ ō-ˈtə-ˌnīt How to pronounce autunite (audio) , ˈȯ-tə- How to pronounce autunite (audio) \

Definition of autunite

: a radioactive usually lemon-yellow calcium phosphate mineral that occurs in tabular crystals and in scales and that is an ore of uranium

First Known Use of autunite

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autunite

Autun, town in France

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“Autunite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autunite. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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