bohrium

noun

bohr·​i·​um ˈbȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce bohrium (audio)
: a short-lived radioactive chemical element that does not occur in nature and is produced by bombarding bismuth with chromium nuclei see Chemical Elements Table

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Niels Bohr

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bohrium was in 1994

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“Bohrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bohrium. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

bohrium

noun
bohr·​i·​um ˈbō(ə)r-ē-əm How to pronounce bohrium (audio)
ˈbȯ(ə)r-
: a radioactive element that is produced artificially see element

Medical Definition

bohrium

noun
bohr·​i·​um ˈbōr-ē-əm, ˈbȯr- How to pronounce bohrium (audio)
: a short-lived radioactive element that is artificially produced
symbol Bh
see Chemical Elements Table

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