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A yellow ore of uranium and radium with composition K(UO2)2(VO4)2·3H2O.
[French, after Marie Adolphe Carnot (died 1920), French mining engineer.]
(Minerals) a radioactive yellow mineral consisting of hydrated uranium potassium vanadate: occurs in sedimentary rocks and is a source of uranium, radium, and vanadium. Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2.3H2O
[C20: named after A. Carnot (died 1920), French inspector general of mines]
a yellow earthy ore of uranium, hydrous potassium uranium vanadate.
[1895–1900; after A. Carnot (d. 1920), French mining official; see -ite1]
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|Noun||1.||carnotite - a yellow radioactive mineral; an ore of uranium and radium and vanadium|
atomic number 23, vanadium, V - a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
uranium ore - any ore from which uranium can be extracted