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californium

noun cal·i·for·ni·um \ˌka-lə-ˈfr-nē-əm\

Definition of CALIFORNIUM

:  a radioactive element discovered by bombarding curium 242 with alpha particles — see element table

Origin of CALIFORNIUM

New Latin, from California, United States
First Known Use: 1950

californium

noun cal·i·for·ni·um \ˌkal-ə-ˈfr-nē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CALIFORNIUM

:  an artificially prepared radioactive element discovered by bombarding an isotope of curium with alpha particles—symbol Cf; see element table

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