Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons

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Synonyms of Uranium

atomic number 92, u

Alternate forms of Uranium

Hyponyms: uranium 235, uranium 238

Hypernyms: metal, metallic element

Origin of the word Uranium

  1. rare metallic element, 1797, named 1789 in Mod.L. by its discoverer, Ger. chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743-1817), for the recently found planet Uranus (q.v.). more

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Words that sound like Uranium

uraemia, urania, uranium 235, uranium 238, uremia, urine, urmia, urn

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