pitchblende

noun
pitch·​blende | \ ˈpich-ˌblend How to pronounce pitchblende (audio) \

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

First Known Use of pitchblende

1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pitchblende

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

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“Pitchblende.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitchblende. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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pitchblende

noun
pitch·​blende | \ ˈpich-ˌblend How to pronounce pitchblende (audio) \

Kids Definition of pitchblende

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

pitchblende

noun
pitch·​blende | \ ˈpich-ˌblend How to pronounce pitchblende (audio) \

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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