Definition of uraninite in English:

uraninite

Line breaks: ur¦an¦in|ite
Pronunciation: /jʊˈranɪnʌɪt
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
A black, grey, or brown mineral which consists mainly of uranium dioxide and is the chief ore of uranium.
More example sentences
  • Arsenopyrite, cassiterite, molybdenite, wolframite, uraninite, and several of the common sulfides have all been observed at various locations.
  • Other accessory minerals are apatite, zircon, monazite, huttonite and rare xenotime, uraninite and betafite.
  • A comprehensive discussion of the mineralogy and occurrence of uraninite has been given by Frondel, to which the reader is strongly referred.

Origin

late 19th century: from urano-2 + -ite1.

Definition of uraninite in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day meretricious
Pronunciation: merəˈtriSHəs
adjective
apparently attractive but having in reality no value...