uran

1 of 3

noun

(y)əˈran
plural -s
: a monitor lizard

uran-

2 of 3

combining form (1)

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

uran-

3 of 3

combining form (2)

variants or urano-
: uranium
uranothorite
uranyl

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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 7 Feb. 2023.

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