plural -s
: a mineral (UO2)6(CO3)5(OH)2.6H20(?) consisting of a hydrous basic carbonate of uranyl found with other uranium minerals

Word History


French, from R.R.Sharp, 20th century British army officer + French -ite

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“Sharpite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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