Uranous U"ra*nous ([=u]"r[.a]*n[u^]s), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, uranium; designating those compounds in which uranium has a lower valence as contrasted with the {uranic} compounds. [1913 Webster]

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  • Uranous — is the chemical term for the reduced tetrapositive cation of uranium that exhibits the valence U4+. It is one of the two common ionic states of uranium found in nature, the other being the oxidised hexapositive ion called uranyl. Uranous… …   Wikipedia

  • uranous — [yoo rān′əs, yoor′ə nəs] adj. [ URAN(IUM) + OUS] of or containing uranium, esp. in its lower valence …   English World dictionary

  • uranous — /yoor euh neuhs, yooh ray /, adj. Chem. containing trivalent uranium. [1835 45; URAN(IUM) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • uranous — adjective Containing uranium in lower valences than uranic compounds …   Wiktionary

  • uranous — ura·nous …   English syllables

  • uranous — u•ra•nous [[t]ˈyʊər ə nəs, yuˈreɪ [/t]] adj. chem. containing trivalent uranium • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • uranous — /ˈjurənəs/ (say yoohruhnuhs) adjective Obsolete containing trivalent uranium …   Australian English dictionary

  • uranous — ˈyu̇rənəs, yəˈrān adjective Etymology: New Latin uranosus, from uran (II) + Latin osus ose : of, relating to, or containing uranium used especially of compounds in which this element has a lower valence than in uranic compounds …   Useful english dictionary

  • uranoso- — combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin uranosus uranous : uranous uranosopotassic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Uranic — U*ran ic, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the heavens; celestial; astronomical. [1913 Webster] On I know not what telluric or uranic principles. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Pertaining to, resembling, or containing uranium; specifically,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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