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.

1945–50; yellow + cake Unabridged
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an impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore 
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It has converted yellowcake into uranium hexafluoride gas.
The facility employs a vacuum dryer system for yellowcake processing.
The yellowcake is separated from the precipitation solution by filtration.
The yellowcake is converted into uranium hexafluoride gas at a special facility
  and loaded into cylinders.
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