gummite

noun
gum·​mite | \ ˈgə-ˌmīt How to pronounce gummite (audio) \

Definition of gummite

: a yellow to reddish-brown mixture of hydrous oxides of uranium, thorium, and lead

First Known Use of gummite

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Gummite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gummite. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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