noun swartz·ite \-tˌsīt\

Definition of swartzite



  1. :  a mineral CaMg(UO2)(CO3)3.12H2O consisting of a hydrous carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and uranium and occurring as clusters of tiny prismatic green crystals

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Origin and Etymology of swartzite

George K. Swartz †1949 American geologist + English -ite

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to cast off or become cast off

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