uranopilite

noun ura·nopi·lite \ ˌyu̇rənōˈpīˌlīt , -ˈnäpəˌlīt \

Definition of uranopilite

plural -s
:a mineral (UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10.12H2O that is a hydrous basic sulfate of uranium and occurs in yellow velvety incrustations composed of microscopic needlelike crystals

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Origin and Etymology of uranopilite

German uranopilit, from 2uran- + Greek pilos felt + German -it -ite (hair)


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