Torbernite meaning

tôrbər-nīt
A green radioactive mineral that is a hydrous crystalline phosphate of uranium and copper.
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(mineralogy) A radioactive green phosphate mineral, isostructural with autunite, found in granites and other uranium-bearing deposits as a secondary mineral.
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Origin of torbernite

  • After Torbern Olof Bergman (1735–1784), Swedish chemist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Torbern Bergman (1735-1784), Swedish chemist, and -ite.

    From Wiktionary