ura·​nyl | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌnil How to pronounce uranyl (audio) , yu̇-ˈrā-nᵊl How to pronounce uranyl (audio) \

Definition of uranyl

: a divalent radical UO2

Examples of uranyl in a Sentence

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, "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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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 28 Nov. 2020.

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