: a divalent radical UO2

Examples of uranyl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The same process can be used simultaneously to extract uranium from seawater or treat uranyl containing nuclear wastewater, the researchers said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 21 Dec. 2023 The questions—which Cui and his co-authors, including Stephen Chu, fresh from a stint running the Department of Energy aim to answer—are threefold: How much uranyl sticks to the fibers? David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 21 Feb. 2017

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Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin uranium + International Scientific Vocabulary -yl

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uranyl was in 1850

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“Uranyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uranyl. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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