polonium

noun po·lo·ni·um \ pə-ˈlō-nē-əm \

Definition of polonium

:a radioactive metallic element that is similar chemically to tellurium and bismuth, occurs especially in pitchblende and radium-lead residues, and emits an alpha particle to form an isotope of lead — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of polonium

New Latin, from Medieval Latin Polonia


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polonium

noun po·lo·ni·um \ pə-ˈlō-nē-əm \

medical Definition of polonium

:a radioactive metallic element that is similar chemically to tellurium and bismuth, occurs especially in pitchblende and radium-lead residues, and emits an alpha particle to form an isotope of lead symbol Po — see Chemical Elements Table

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