californium

noun cal·i·for·ni·um \ ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nē-əm \

Definition of californium

:a radioactive element discovered by bombarding curium 242 with alpha particles — see Chemical Elements Table

Origin and Etymology of californium

New Latin, from California, U.S.


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californium

noun cal·i·for·ni·um \ ˌkal-ə-ˈfȯr-nē-əm \

medical Definition of californium

:an artificially prepared radioactive element discovered by bombarding an isotope of curium with alpha particles symbol Cf — see Chemical Elements Table

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