tyuyamunite

noun
tyu·​ya·​mu·​nite | \ ˌtyü(y)əˈmüˌnīt, ˌchü- \
plural -s

Definition of tyuyamunite

: a mineral Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2.nH2O that is a hydrous vanadate of calcium and uranium and that is important as an ore of uranium

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History and Etymology for tyuyamunite

Tyuya Muyun, name of a hill in Fergana, Turkistan, U.S.S.R. + English -ite

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“Tyuyamunite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyuyamunite. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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