lawrencium

noun

law·​ren·​ci·​um lȯ-ˈren(t)-sē-əm How to pronounce lawrencium (audio)
: a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially see Chemical Elements Table

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Ernest O. Lawrence

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lawrencium was in 1961

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“Lawrencium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lawrencium. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

lawrencium

noun
law·​ren·​ci·​um lȯ-ˈren(t)-sē-əm How to pronounce lawrencium (audio)
: a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially see element

Medical Definition

lawrencium

noun
law·​ren·​ci·​um lȯ-ˈren(t)-sē-əm How to pronounce lawrencium (audio)
: a short-lived radioactive element that is produced artificially from californium
symbol Lr
see Chemical Elements Table

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