berkelium

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noun berke·li·um \ˈbər-klē-əm\

Definition of berkelium

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

Origin and Etymology of berkelium

New Latin, from Berkeley, California


First Known Use: 1950


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berkelium

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noun berke·li·um \ˈbər-klē-əm\

Medical Definition of berkelium

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


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