hassium

noun

has·​si·​um ˈha-sē-əm How to pronounce hassium (audio)
: a short-lived radioactive metallic element produced artificially see Chemical Elements Table

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Hassia Hesse (German state), location of the laboratory that first produced the element

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hassium was in 1992

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“Hassium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hassium. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

hassium

noun

has·​si·​um ˈhas-ē-əm How to pronounce hassium (audio)
: a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially see element

Medical Definition

hassium

noun

has·​si·​um
ˈha-sē-əm
: a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially
symbol Hs
see Chemical Elements Table

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