tennessine

noun

ten·​nes·​sine ˈte-nə-ˌsēn How to pronounce tennessine (audio)
: a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 117 protons
symbol Ts
see Chemical Elements Table

Examples of tennessine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After winning the monthslong battle to get the plaque recommissioned with her name on it, Phelps started talking with reporters about the significance of tennessine and her role on the team. Charli Leevongcharoen, CNN, 7 Feb. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Tenness(ee) (the location of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee, which played roles in its production) + -ine entry 2

First Known Use

2016, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tennessine was in 2016

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“Tennessine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tennessine. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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tennessine

noun
ten·​nes·​sine ˈte-nə-ˌsēn How to pronounce tennessine (audio)
: a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element see {dxt}element Chemical Elements Table
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