Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Uranium dioxide.

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  • noun mineralogy Any of several impure mixtures of uranium oxides

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin ūrania, from uranium.]

Examples

  • During his 35-year career, Besmann has developed widely used thermochemical models that accurately predict the behavior of urania and mixed oxide fuels, which are now used in the majority of today's nuclear power plant reactors.

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