carnotite

noun

car·​no·​tite ˈkär-nə-ˌtīt How to pronounce carnotite (audio)
: a yellow to greenish-yellow mineral consisting of a radioactive hydrous vanadate of uranium and potassium that is a source of radium and uranium

Word History

Etymology

French, from M. A. Carnot †1920 French inspector general of mines

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carnotite was in 1899

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“Carnotite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carnotite. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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carnotite

noun
car·​no·​tite ˈkär-nə-ˌtīt How to pronounce carnotite (audio)
: a radioactive mineral from which radium and uranium are obtained

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