Origin of uraniumModL: so named (1789) by M. H. Klaproth (see tellurium), its discoverer, after Uranus, recently (1781) discovered planet + -ium
Origin of uraniumNew Latin ūranium named by German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth, who discovered the element in 1789, after New Latin &Umacron;ranus the planet Uranus, discovered in 1781 ; see Uranus .
See Periodic Table
- The element with atomic number 92 and symbol U.
After Uranus (the planet).