lawrencium

noun
law·​ren·​ci·​um | \ lȯ-ˈren(t)-sē-əm How to pronounce lawrencium (audio) \

Definition of lawrencium

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

First Known Use of lawrencium

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lawrencium

New Latin, from Ernest O. Lawrence

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“Lawrencium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lawrencium. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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lawrencium

noun
law·​ren·​ci·​um | \ lȯ-ˈren(t)-sē-əm How to pronounce lawrencium (audio) \

Medical Definition of lawrencium

: a short-lived radioactive element that is produced artificially from californium symbol Lr — see Chemical Elements Table

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