Definition of curite
: a radioactive mineral 2PbO.5UO3.4H2O occurring in orange acicular crystals and supposed to be a hydrous lead uranyl uranate
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Origin and Etymology of curite
French, from Pierre Curie †1906 French chemist + French -ite
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