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Definition of uranium:

  1. 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.

Synonyms:

atomic number 92, uracil, U.

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