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uranyl

[yoo r-uh-nil]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. the bivalent ion UO2+2, or the group UO2, which forms salts with acids.
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Origin of uranyl

First recorded in 1840–50; uran(ium) + -yl
Related formsu·ra·nyl·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uranyl

uranyl

noun
  1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent ion UO 2 2+ or the group –UO 2
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Derived Formsuranylic, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from uranium + -yl
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uranyl in Medicine

uranyl

(yurə-nĭl, yu-rānəl)
n.
  1. The divalent radical UO22+.
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