Definition of Uranium

1. Noun. A heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 92, U
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Specialized synonyms: Uranium 235, Uranium 238
Substance meronyms: Pitchblende, Uraninite



Definition of Uranium

1. n. An element of the chromium group, found in certain rare minerals, as pitchblende, uranite, etc., and reduced as a heavy, hard, nickel-white metal which is quite permanent. Its yellow oxide is used to impart to glass a delicate greenish- yellow tint which is accompanied by a strong fluorescence, and its black oxide is used as a pigment in porcelain painting. Symbol U. Atomic weight 239.

2. n. An element of the chromium group, found in certain rare minerals, as pitchblende, uranite, etc., and reduced as a heavy, hard, nickel-white metal which is quite permanent. Its yellow oxide is used to impart to glass a delicate greenish- yellow tint which is accompanied by a strong fluorescence, and its black oxide is used as a pigment in porcelain painting. Symbol U. Atomic weight 239.

Definition of Uranium

1. Noun. The element with atomic number 92 and symbol U. ¹

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Definition of Uranium

1. a radioactive element [n -S]

Medical Definition of Uranium

1. A radioactive metallic element whose isotope, uranium-235, is a nuclear fission fuel. Plutonium, another fission fuel, can be produced from the more plentiful isotope uranium-238. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Uranium

uranins
uranisci
uraniscochasm
uranisconitis
uraniscoplasty
uraniscorrhaphy
uraniscus
uranism
uranisms
uranist
uranistic
uranists
uranite
uranites
uranitic
uranium (current term)
uranium-235
uranium 235
uranium 238
uranium compounds
uranium hexafluoride
uranium hexafluorides
uranium nephritis
uranium nitride
uranium nitrides
uranium ore
uraniums
uranmicrolite
urano-
uranoan

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