uranocircite

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

Definition of uranocircite

plural

-s

  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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up uranocircite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!