Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

curium

play
noun cu·ri·um \ˈkyu̇r-ē-əm\

Definition of curium

  1. :  a metallic radioactive element produced artificially — see element table



Origin of curium

New Latin, from Marie & Pierre Curie


First Known Use: 1946


Medical Dictionary

curium

play
noun cu·ri·um \ˈkyu̇r-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of curium

  1. :  a metallic radioactive element produced artificially—symbol Cm; see element table




Learn More about curium

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "curium" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "curium"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up curium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ