thorite


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tho·rite

 (thôr′īt′)
n.
A vitreous brownish-yellow to black radioactive mineral, essentially ThSiO4, an ore of thorium.

thorite

(ˈθɔːraɪt)
n
(Minerals) a yellow, brownish, or black radioactive mineral consisting of tetragonal thorium silicate. It occurs in coarse granite and is a source of thorium. Formula: ThSiO4

tho•rite

(ˈθɔr aɪt, ˈθoʊr-)

n.
a rare radioactive mineral ore, thorium silicate, ThSiO4, occurring as grains and crystals.
[< Swedish thorit (1829); see thorium, -ite1]
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Noun1.thorite - a radioactive mineral consisting of thorium silicate; it is a source of thorium that is found in coarse granite
atomic number 90, thorium, Th - a soft silvery-white tetravalent radioactive metallic element; isotope 232 is used as a power source in nuclear reactors; occurs in thorite and in monazite sands
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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