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

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

noun
pitch·blende | \ˈpich-ˌblend \

Kids Definition of pitchblende

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

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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