dubnium

noun

dub·​ni·​um ˈdüb-nē-əm How to pronounce dubnium (audio)
ˈdəb-
: a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially see Chemical Elements Table

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Dubna, city in Russia where a center for investigation of heavy elements is located

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dubnium was in 1994

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Cite this Entry

“Dubnium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dubnium. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

dubnium

noun
dub·​ni·​um ˈdüb-nē-əm How to pronounce dubnium (audio)
ˈdəb-
: a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially see element table

Medical Definition

dubnium

noun
dub·​ni·​um ˈdüb-nē-əm, ˈdəb- How to pronounce dubnium (audio)
: a short-lived radioactive element that is artificially produced
symbol Db
see Chemical Elements Table

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