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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. plutonium.
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  • Eh, gien they wad but stick i' my shune, and gang wi' them whan I pu' them aff!

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • He'd 'a' gaen into a pit, gin there'd been ane, an' pu'd it in ahind 'im.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • "We'll pu' the wool ower the auld wifie's een," he chuckled.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • She canna bide to be contred an' pu'd this gait and that gait.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • Stewart, ye red-heided deevil, are ye goin' to pu' me oot, or are ye no?

    In Search of El Dorado

    Alexander MacDonald


British Dictionary definitions for pu

Pu

the chemical symbol for
  1. plutonium
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pu in Medicine

Pu

  1. The symbol for the elementplutonium

pu in Science

Pu

  1. The symbol for plutonium.

plutonium

[plōō-tōnē-əm]
Pu
  1. A silvery, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that has the highest atomic number of all naturally occurring elements. It is found in minute amounts in uranium ores and is produced artificially by bombarding uranium with neutrons. It is absorbed by bone marrow and is highly poisonous. Plutonium is used in nuclear weapons and as a fuel in nuclear reactors. Its longest-lived isotope is Pu 244 with a half-life of 80 million years. Atomic number 94; melting point 640°C; boiling point 3,228°C; specific gravity 19.84; valence 3, 4, 5, 6. See Periodic Table.
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