rutherfordium

noun
ruth·​er·​ford·​ium | \ ˌrə-t͟hər-ˈfȯr-dē-əm How to pronounce rutherfordium (audio) , ˌrə-t͟hə- \

Definition of rutherfordium

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

First Known Use of rutherfordium

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rutherfordium

New Latin, from Ernest Rutherford

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“Rutherfordium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rutherfordium. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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rutherfordium

noun
ruth·​er·​ford·​ium | \ ˌrət͟h-ə(r)-ˈfȯ(ə)rd-ē-əm How to pronounce rutherfordium (audio) \

Medical Definition of rutherfordium

: a short-lived radioactive element that is artificially produced symbol Rf — see Chemical Elements Table

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