uranic

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[ yoo-ran-ik ]
/ yʊˈræn ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.

of or containing uranium, especially in the tetravalent state.
containing uranium in a valence state higher than the corresponding uranous compound.

Nearby words

  1. uran,
  2. uran-,
  3. uranalysis,
  4. urania,
  5. uranian,
  6. uranic oxide,
  7. uranide,
  8. uraninite,
  9. uraniscus,
  10. uranism

Origin of uranic

1
First recorded in 1830–40; uran(ium) + -ic

uranic

2
[ yoo-ran-ik ]
/ yʊˈræn ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to the heavens; astronomical: uranic principles.

Origin of uranic

2
1855–60; < Greek ouran(ós) heaven + -ic

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uranic

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/ (jʊˈrænɪk) /

adjective

of or containing uranium, esp in a high valence state

adjective

obsolete astronomical or celestial

Word Origin for uranic

C19: from Greek ouranos heaven

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