ura·​nos·​pi·​nite | \ ˌyu̇rəˈnäspəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of uranospinite

: 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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History and Etymology for uranospinite

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

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“Uranospinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uranospinite. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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