uranophane

noun uran·o·phane \yəˈranəˌfān\

Definition of uranophane

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  1. :  a mineral Ca(UO2)2Si2O7.6H2O that is a hydrous uranium calcium silicate, occurs in yellow fibrous masses, and is possibly identical with uranotil (specific gravity 3.81–3.90)

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Origin and Etymology of uranophane

German uranophan, from 2uran- + -phan -phane


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