roentgenium

noun
roent·​gen·​i·​um | \ rent-ˈge-nē-əm How to pronounce roentgenium (audio) , rənt-, -ˈje- \

Definition of roentgenium

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

First Known Use of roentgenium

2004, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roentgenium

New Latin; from the fact that the element was synthesized on the centennial of Röntgen's discovery of X-rays

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“Roentgenium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roentgenium. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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