curium

noun
cu·​ri·​um | \ ˈkyu̇r-ē-əm How to pronounce curium (audio) , ˈkyər- \

Definition of curium

: a metallic radioactive chemical element that is only produced artificially and that is used in spectrometers and in thermoelectric generators on spacecraft — see Chemical Elements Table

First Known Use of curium

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curium

New Latin, from Marie & Pierre Curie

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The first known use of curium was in 1946

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“Curium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curium. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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curium

noun
cu·​ri·​um | \ ˈkyu̇r-ē-əm How to pronounce curium (audio) \

Medical Definition of curium

: a metallic radioactive element produced artificially symbol Cm — see Chemical Elements Table

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