pitchblende

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noun pitch·blende \ˈpich-ˌblend\

Definition of pitchblende

  1. :  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

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


First Known Use: 1770


PITCHBLENDE Defined for Kids

pitchblende

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noun pitch·blende \ˈpich-ˌblend\

Definition of pitchblende for Students

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


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pitchblende

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noun pitch·blende \ˈpich-ˌblend\

Medical Definition of pitchblende

  1. :  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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