Meaning of uranite in English:

uranite

noun

Mineralogy
  • Any of various minerals or ores containing uranium; (in later use) specifically any of a group of minerals which are phosphates and arsenates of uranium (in the form of the cation uranyl) and another metal.

    The commonest forms are distinguished as autunite (containing calcium) and torbernite (containing copper).

Pronunciation

uranite

/ˈjʊərənʌɪt/ /ˈjʊər(ə)nʌɪt/ /ˈjɔːrənʌɪt/

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From German Uranit from Uranus (then newly discovered) + -it. Compare French uranite.