berkelium


berke·li·um

noun \ˈbər-klē-əm\

Definition of BERKELIUM

:  a radioactive metallic element produced artificially (as by bombarding americium 241 with alpha particles) — see element table

Origin of BERKELIUM

New Latin, from Berkeley, California
First Known Use: 1950

berke·li·um

noun \ˈbər-klē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BERKELIUM

: a radioactive metallic element produced by bombarding americium 241 with helium ions—symbol Book; see element table

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