ferghanite

noun

fer·​gha·​nite
variants or less commonly ferganite
fərˈgäˌnīt,
ˈfərgəˌn-
plural -s
: a mineral U3(VO4)2.6H2O consisting of a hydrated uranium vanadate occurring in sulfur-yellow scales

Word History

Etymology

Russian ferganit, from Fergana, region in west central Asia + Russian -it -ite

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“Ferghanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferghanite. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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