Definition of Pitchblende

1. Noun. A mineral consisting of uranium oxide and trace amounts of radium and thorium and polonium and lead and helium; uraninite in massive form is called pitchblende which is the chief uranium ore.

Exact synonyms: Uraninite
Terms within: Atomic Number 92, U, Uranium
Generic synonyms: Uranium Ore



Definition of Pitchblende

1. n. A pitch-black mineral consisting chiefly of the oxide of uranium; uraninite. See Uraninite.

Definition of Pitchblende

1. Noun. (minerology) Naturally-occurring uranium oxide, a variety of the mineral uraninite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pitchblende

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Medical Definition of Pitchblende

1. A pitch-black mineral consisting chiefly of the oxide of uranium; uraninite. See Uraninite. Origin: 1st pitch + blende. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitchblende

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pitch out
pitch perception
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pitch pipe
pitch poisoning
pitch shot
pitch simultaneity
pitch wart
pitch woo
pitchblende (current term)
pitchblendes
pitched
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pitcher's count
pitcher's mound
pitcher-plant family
pitcher plant
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pitcherful

Literary usage of Pitchblende

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Electrical Nature of Matter and Radioactivity by Harry Clary Jones (1910)
"CHAPTER VII OTHER RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN pitchblende POLONIUM THERE are apparently other radioactive substances in pitchblende, in addition to radium, ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"The source from which radium is obtained is the mineral pitchblende. This mineral occurs in veins, like the majority of the useful metals ..."

3. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall by Royal Geological Society of Cornwall (1878)
"NOTE ON pitchblende IN CORNWALL BY RICHARD PEARCE, FGS THE recent discovery of ... pitchblende almost invariably occurs associated with other rare Cornish ..."

4. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"URANINITE; pitchblende. Composition very complex, essentially a ... The massive and probably amorphous variety is known under the name of pitchblende. ..."

5. A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands: Mostly by Frederick William Rudler (1905)
"pitchblende (Nos. 585 to 587). Occurring usually as a black massive substance, without any striking individuality, this mineral was mistaken by the early ..."

6. The Becquerel Rays and the Properties of Radium by Rayleigh (Robert John Strutt) (1906)
"Since pitchblende is an expensive mineral we gave up the idea of treating ... It is the solution, which contains uranium, that makes pitchblende valuable. ..."

7. The Becquerel Rays and the Properties of Radium by Rayleigh (Robert John Strutt) (1904)
"APPENDIX C THE TREATMENT OF pitchblende RESIDUES ON A LARGE SCALE IN the text we gave ... Since pitchblende is an expensive mineral we gave up the idea of ..."

8. The Analytical Chemistry of Uranium by Harry Brearley (1903)
"pitchblende.—pitchblende is the best-known ore of uranium ; it is an impure U2OS, containing from 40 to 95 per cent, of that oxide, but not always exactly ..."

9. The Electrical Nature of Matter and Radioactivity by Harry Clary Jones (1910)
"CHAPTER VII OTHER RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN pitchblende POLONIUM THERE are apparently other radioactive substances in pitchblende, in addition to radium, ..."

10. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"The source from which radium is obtained is the mineral pitchblende. This mineral occurs in veins, like the majority of the useful metals ..."

11. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall by Royal Geological Society of Cornwall (1878)
"NOTE ON pitchblende IN CORNWALL BY RICHARD PEARCE, FGS THE recent discovery of ... pitchblende almost invariably occurs associated with other rare Cornish ..."

12. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"URANINITE; pitchblende. Composition very complex, essentially a ... The massive and probably amorphous variety is known under the name of pitchblende. ..."

13. A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands: Mostly by Frederick William Rudler (1905)
"pitchblende (Nos. 585 to 587). Occurring usually as a black massive substance, without any striking individuality, this mineral was mistaken by the early ..."

14. The Becquerel Rays and the Properties of Radium by Rayleigh (Robert John Strutt) (1906)
"Since pitchblende is an expensive mineral we gave up the idea of treating ... It is the solution, which contains uranium, that makes pitchblende valuable. ..."

15. The Becquerel Rays and the Properties of Radium by Rayleigh (Robert John Strutt) (1904)
"APPENDIX C THE TREATMENT OF pitchblende RESIDUES ON A LARGE SCALE IN the text we gave ... Since pitchblende is an expensive mineral we gave up the idea of ..."

16. The Analytical Chemistry of Uranium by Harry Brearley (1903)
"pitchblende.—pitchblende is the best-known ore of uranium ; it is an impure U2OS, containing from 40 to 95 per cent, of that oxide, but not always exactly ..."

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