copernicium

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noun co·per·nic·i·um \ˌkō-pər-ˈni-sē-əm\

Definition of copernicium

  1. :  a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons — see element table

Origin and Etymology of copernicium

New Latin, from Copernicus


First Known Use: 2009


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