becquerelite

noun

bec·​que·​rel·​ite
be-ˈkre-ˌlīt,
ˌbe-kə-ˈre-
plural -s
: a mineral UO2.2H2O consisting of uranium hydroxide and occurring in small yellow crystals and crusts on pitchblende from Shaba, Zaire

Word History

Etymology

French becquerelite, from A. H. Becquerel + French -ite

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“Becquerelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/becquerelite. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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