pitchblende

noun pitch·blende \ ˈpich-ˌblend \

Definition of pitchblende

: a brown to black mineral that consists of massive uraninite, has a distinctive luster, contains radium, and is the chief ore-mineral source of uranium

Origin and Etymology of pitchblende

partial translation of German Pechblende, from Pech pitch + Blende blende


PITCHBLENDE Defined for Kids

pitchblende

noun pitch·blende \ ˈpich-ˌblend \

Definition of pitchblende for Students

: a dark mineral that is a source of radium and uranium

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pitchblende

noun pitch·blende \ ˈpich-ˌblend \

medical Definition of pitchblende

: a brown to black mineral that consists of massive uraninite, has a distinctive luster, contains radium, and is the chief ore-mineral source of uranium

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