noun ura·no·cir·cite \ˌyu̇rənōˈsərˌsīt, yəˌrān-\

Definition of uranocircite



  1. :  a mineral Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2.8H2O that is a hydrous barium uranium phosphate in yellow-green crystals and is isomorphous with torbernite, autunite, saléeite, zeunerite, and uranospinite

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Origin and Etymology of uranocircite

German uranocircit, from 2uran- + Greek kirkos hawk (translation of German falken in Falkenstein, city in central Germany, its locality) + German -it -ite — more at circaetus

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