moscovium

noun
mos·​co·​vi·​um | \ mä-ˈskō-vē-əm How to pronounce moscovium (audio) \

Definition of moscovium

: a short-lived, artificially produced radioactive element that has 115 protons symbol Mc — see Chemical Elements Table

First Known Use of moscovium

2016, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moscovium

New Latin Moscovia "Moscow" (or from the base of Russian moskovskij "of Moscow, Muscovite") + -ium; so named because the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, where the element was produced, lies within Moscow Oblast

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“Moscovium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moscovium. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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