livermorium

noun

liv·​er·​mo·​ri·​um ˌli-vər-ˈmȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce livermorium (audio)
: a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 116 protons
symbol Lv
see Chemical Elements Table

Word History

Etymology

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California (which cooperated in its production) + -ium

First Known Use

2012, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of livermorium was in 2012

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“Livermorium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/livermorium. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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livermorium

noun
liv·​er·​mo·​ri·​um ˌli-vər-ˈmȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce livermorium (audio)
: a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element see element
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