rutherfordium

noun ruth·er·ford·ium \ ˌrə-t͟hər-ˈfȯr-dē-əm , ˌrə-t͟hə- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of rutherfordium

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

Origin and Etymology of rutherfordium

New Latin, from Ernest Rutherford


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rutherfordium

noun ruth·er·ford·ium \ ˌrət͟h-ə(r)-ˈfȯ(ə)rd-ē-əm \

medical Definition of rutherfordium

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

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