uranyl

[ yoor-uh-nil ]

nounChemistry.
  1. the bivalent ion UO2+2, or the group UO2, which forms salts with acids.

Origin of uranyl

1
First recorded in 1840–50; uran(ium) + -yl

Other words from uranyl

  • u·ra·nyl·ic, adjective

Words Nearby uranyl

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British Dictionary definitions for uranyl

uranyl

/ (ˈjʊərənɪl) /


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

Origin of uranyl

1
C19: from uranium + -yl

Derived forms of uranyl

  • uranylic, adjective

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