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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 26 Mar. 2023.

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