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gummite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gummite  \Gum"mite\,  n.  [So  called  because  it  occurs  in  rounded 
  or  flattened  pieces  which  look  like  gum.]  (Min.) 
  A  yellow  amorphous  mineral,  essentially  a  hydrated  oxide  of 
  uranium  derived  from  the  alteration  of  uraninite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gummite 
  n  :  a  gummy  orange  mixture  of  uranium  oxides  and  silicates 
  occurring  naturally  in  the  hydration  and  oxidation  of 
  pitchblende 




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