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uranyl

Line breaks: ur¦anyl
Pronunciation: /ˈjʊər(ə)nʌɪl
 
, ˈjʊər(ə)nɪl/

Definition of uranyl in English:

noun

[as modifier] Chemistry
The cation UO22+, present in some compounds of uranium: uranyl acetate
More example sentences
  • As the amine sulfate reacts with the uranyl ions, the uranium is converted from a water-soluble compound into one that is kerosene-soluble.
  • Then, we fix the adsorbed DNA molecules in their conformations thanks to uranyl acetate and we dry the sample using filter paper.
  • The drying step is performed after using a 0.02% diluted uranyl acetate solution for fixing the DNA molecules in their conformations.

Origin

mid 19th century: from uranium + -yl.

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