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

Examples of curium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More recently, Cotruvo and his colleagues found in the lab that lanmodulin binds tightly and readily to americium and curium—and prefers them to many of its regular dance partners. Nikk Ogasa, Scientific American, 19 Nov. 2021

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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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“Curium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curium. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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

More from Merriam-Webster on curium

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about curium

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