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dubnium

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noun dub·ni·um \ˈdüb-nē-əm, ˈdəb-\

Definition of dubnium

  1. :  a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially — see element table



Origin and Etymology of dubnium

New Latin, from Dubna, city in Russia where a center for investigation of heavy elements is located


First Known Use: 1994


Medical Dictionary

dubnium

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noun dub·ni·um \ˈdüb-nē-əm, ˈdəb-\

Medical Definition of dubnium

  1. :  a short-lived radioactive element that is artificially produced—symbol Db; see element table




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


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