Eu

EU

  1. European Union.

eu-

  1. a combining form meaning “good,” “well,” occurring chiefly in words of Greek origin (eupepsia); in scientific coinages, especially taxonomic names, it often has the sense “true, genuine” (eukaryote)

Origin of eu-

< Greek, combining form of eús good (adj.) or eú, eû (neuter, used as adv.) well
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Related Words for eu

EEC, EU

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British Dictionary definitions for eu

eu

the internet domain name for
  1. the European Union

Eu

the chemical symbol for
  1. europium

EU

abbreviation for
  1. European Union

eu-

combining form
  1. well, pleasant, or goodeupeptic; euphony

Word Origin for eu-

via Latin from Greek, from eus good
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Word Origin and History for eu

eu-

word-forming element in modern use meaning "good, well," from comb. form of Greek eus "good," eu "well" (adv.), also "luckily, happily," from PIE *(e)su- "good" (cf. Sanskrit su- "good," Avestan hu- "good").

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eu in Medicine

Eu

  1. The symbol for the elementeuropium

eu-

pref.
  1. Good; well; true:eupepsia.
  2. A derivative of a specified substance:euglobulin.
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eu in Science

Eu

  1. The symbol for europium.

europium

[yu-rōpē-əm]
Eu
  1. A very rare, silvery-white metallic element that is the softest member of the lanthanide series. It is used in making color television tubes and lasers and as a neutron absorber in nuclear research. Atomic number 63; atomic weight 151.96; melting point 826°C; boiling point 1,439°C; specific gravity 5.259; valence 2, 3. See Periodic Table.
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