actinide series


noun Chemistry.

the series of radioactive elements that starts with actinium and ends with lawrencium.

Nearby words

  1. actinic elastosis,
  2. actinic granuloma,
  3. actinic keratosis,
  4. actinic ray,
  5. actinide,
  6. actiniform,
  7. actinin,
  8. actinism,
  9. actinium,
  10. actinium series

Origin of actinide series

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for actinide series

actinide series

noun

a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium
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