yellowcake

noun yel·low·cake \ ˈye-lō-ˌkāk , ˈye-lə- \

Definition of yellowcake

: partially refined uranium ore that is often used as an intermediate step in the production of nuclear weapons

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First Known Use of yellowcake

1950


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