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yellowcake

[yel-oh-keyk] /ˈyɛl oʊˌkeɪk/
noun
1.
a processed oxide of uranium, U 3 O 8 , extracted and concentrated from uranium ore: used as the raw material for commercial nuclear materials, especially fuel elements in nuclear reactors.
Also, yellow cake.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; yellow + cake
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