hassium

noun
has·​si·​um | \ ˈha-sē-əm How to pronounce hassium (audio) \

Definition of hassium

: a short-lived radioactive metallic element produced artificially — see Chemical Elements Table

First Known Use of hassium

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hassium

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

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“Hassium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hassium. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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hassium

noun
has·​si·​um | \ ˈha-sē-əm \

Medical Definition of hassium

: a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially symbol Hs — see Chemical Elements Table

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