uranospinite

noun ura·nos·pi·nite \ˌyu̇rəˈnäspəˌnīt\

Definition of uranospinite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Ca(UO2)2(AsO4)2.8H2O that is a hydrous calcium uranium arsenate, occurs in green tabular crystals, and is isomorphous with zeunerite, torbernite, autunite, saléeite, and uranocircite

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Origin and Etymology of uranospinite

German uranospinit, from 2uran- + Greek spinos chaffinch (taken to mean siskin) + German -it -ite; from its color resembling that of the siskin — more at finch


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