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- Rhymes: -eɪnɪəs
- Of or containing uranium.
1883 January, Captain Abney, “Recent Advances in Photography”, in Popular Science, volume 22, number 19, ISSN 0161-7370, page 398:
- This differs from the previous process in that the gallic acid, in the one case, reduces the silver solution to the state of metallic silver ; and, in the other case, the uranious image itself reduces it to the state of silver oxide.
1959, Tom Lehrer (music), “We Will All Go Together When We Go”, in More of Tom Lehrer, performed by Tom Lehrer:
- When the air becomes uranious / We will all go simultaneous
- (chemistry) uranous.