flerovium

noun
fle·​ro·​vi·​um | \ flə-ˈrō-vē-əm How to pronounce flerovium (audio) \

Definition of flerovium

: a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 114 protons symbol Fl — see Chemical Elements Table

First Known Use of flerovium

2012, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flerovium

Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia) + -ium

Note: The element was first produced in the Flerov Laboratory (Russian, Laboratorija jadernyx reakcij im. G.N. Flërova Ob"jedinënnogo instituta jadernyx issledovanij), founded by the Russian physicist Georgij Nikolaevič Flërov (1913-90).

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“Flerovium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flerovium. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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