Definition of uranyl in English:

uranyl

noun

Chemistry
  • [as modifier] The cation UO22+, present in some compounds of uranium.

    ‘uranyl acetate’
    • ‘Then, we fix the adsorbed DNA molecules in their conformations thanks to uranyl acetate and we dry the sample using filter paper.’
    • ‘After incubation, the sections were washed thoroughly with distilled water and counter-stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate as described above.’
    • ‘Sections were collected in water on copper grids, stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate, and viewed on a Philips transmission electron microscope.’
    • ‘The specimens were then stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate for 15 minutes, respectively.’
    • ‘Thin sections of the tumor were stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate.’
    • ‘The drying step is performed after using a 0.02% diluted uranyl acetate solution for fixing the DNA molecules in their conformations.’
    • ‘Sections were picked up on 200 mesh copper grids and further stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate.’
    • ‘Staining with lead citrate and uranyl acetate is required as organic material is very electron translucent, and thus contrast is poor without a heavy metal stain.’
    • ‘For electron microscopy, thin sections of the same material were stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate.’
    • ‘As the amine sulfate reacts with the uranyl ions, the uranium is converted from a water-soluble compound into one that is kerosene-soluble.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from uranium + -yl.

Pronunciation:

uranyl

/ˈjʊər(ə)nɪl//ˈjʊər(ə)nʌɪl/