actinide series


Definition of actinide series

: a series of heavy radioactive metallic elements of increasing atomic number considered to be analogous to the lanthanide series and to begin with actinium (89) or thorium (90) and end with element of atomic number 103 — compare actinium series, periodic table

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Actinide series.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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