uranophane

noun

uran·​o·​phane
yəˈranəˌfān
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Uranophane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uranophane. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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