\ (y)əˈran \
plural -s

Definition of uran

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a monitor lizard
variants: or urano-

Definition of uran- (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : sky : heaven uranography
2 : palate uranoplasty brachyuranic
variants: or urano-

Definition of uran- (Entry 3 of 3)

: uranium uranothorite uranyl

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History and Etymology for uran


French ouran, varan, from Arabic waran

Combining form (1)

New Latin, from Latin, from Greek ouran-, ourano-, from ouranos sky, heaven, roof of the mouth

Combining form (2)

French, from New Latin uranium

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“Uran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uran. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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