Meaning of uranosphaerite in English:

uranosphaerite

(also uranospherite)

Pronunciation /ˌjʊərənə(ʊ)ˈsfɪərʌɪt/ /ˌjɔːrənə(ʊ)ˈsfɪərʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy Chemistry
  • A rare orange-yellow to red uranium mineral, often occurring in hemispherical aggregates.

    Uranosphaerite is a hydrated oxide of uranium and bismuth, Bi₂U₂O₉·3H₂O. Crystal system: monoclinic.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Academy: a monthly record of literature, learning, science, and art. After German Uranosphärit.