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flerovium

[flai-roh-vee-uh m]
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noun Chemistry, Physics.
  1. a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Fl; atomic number: 114.

Origin of flerovium

named after Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, cofounded by Georgi N. Flerov, 1913–90, Russian physicist; see -ium
Formerly ununquadium, element 114.
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