berkelium

noun
berke·​li·​um | \ ˈbər-klē-əm How to pronounce berkelium (audio) \

Definition of berkelium

: a radioactive metallic element produced artificially (as by bombarding americium 241 with alpha particles) — see Chemical Elements Table

First Known Use of berkelium

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for berkelium

New Latin, from Berkeley, California

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“Berkelium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/berkeliums. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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berkelium

noun
berke·​li·​um | \ ˈbər-klē-əm How to pronounce berkelium (audio) \

Medical Definition of berkelium

: a radioactive metallic element produced by bombarding americium 241 with helium ions symbol Bk — see Chemical Elements Table

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