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A highly radioactive blackish, greenish, or yellow mineral, ThO2, isomorphous with uraninite.
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(Minerals) a rare black mineral consisting of thorium and uranium oxides. Formula: ThO2.U3O8
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tho•ri•a•nite(ˈθɔr i əˌnaɪt, ˈθoʊr-)
a rare, black, radioactive mineral, mainly thoria, ThO2, usu. found mixed with uranium, dioxide, and rare-earth metals: a minor source of thorium.
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