gummite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gummite a gummy orange mixture of uranium oxides and silicates occurring naturally in the hydration and oxidation of pitchblende
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gummite (Min) A yellow amorphous mineral, essentially a hydrated oxide of uranium derived from the alteration of uraninite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gummite An orange-yellow mineral consisting chiefly of hydrous oxid of uranium, produced by the alteration of uraninite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So called because it occurs in rounded or flattened pieces which look like gum