Carnotite meaning

kär'nə-tīt'
A yellow ore of uranium and radium with composition K(UO2 )2 (VO4 )2 · 3H2 O.
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A yellow, very soft, radioactive, monoclinic mineral, K2(UO2)2(VO4)23H2O, that is a source of uranium, radium, and vanadium.
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(mineralogy) A yellow mineral that is a potassium uranyl vanadate that is a major ore or uranium, with the chemical formula K2(UO2)2(VO4)2·3H2O.
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Origin of carnotite

  • French after Marie Adolphe Carnot (died 1920), French mining engineer
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition