uranyl

noun
ura·nyl | \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌnil, yu̇-ˈrā-nᵊl \

Definition of uranyl 

: a divalent radical UO2

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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, "The Future of Nuclear Energy Could Be Seawater Uranium," 21 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of uranyl

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uranyl

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

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Dictionary Entries near uranyl

uranotil

uranous

Uranus

uranyl

uranyl nitrate

urare

Uraricoera

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