uranyl

[ yoor-uh-nil ]
/ ˈyʊər ə nɪl /

noun Chemistry.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM uranyl

u·ra·nyl·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uranyl

uranyl
/ (ˈjʊərənɪl) /

noun

(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent ion UO 2 2+ or the group –UO 2

Derived forms of uranyl

uranylic, adjective

Word Origin for uranyl

C19: from uranium + -yl
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Medical definitions for uranyl

uranyl
[ yurə-nĭl, yu-rānəl ]

n.

The divalent radical UO22+.
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