copernicium

noun

co·​per·​nic·​i·​um ˌkō-pər-ˈni-sē-əm How to pronounce copernicium (audio)
: a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons see Chemical Elements Table

Examples of copernicium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The last element officially added to the table was element 112, copernicium, in 2010, after a series of experiments beginning in 1996 demonstrated its existence. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 4 June 2011

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Copernicus

First Known Use

2009, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of copernicium was in 2009

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“Copernicium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copernicium. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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copernicium

noun
co·​per·​nic·​i·​um ˌkō-pər-ˈnis-ē-əm How to pronounce copernicium (audio)
: a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons see element
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