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darmstadtium

[ dahrm-stat-ee-uhm ]
/ dɑrmˈstæt i əm /
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noun Chemistry, Physics.
a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Ds; atomic number: 110.
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Formerly un·un·nil·i·um [uhn-uh-nil-ee-uhm], /ˌʌn əˈnɪl i əm/, el·e·ment 110 .

Origin of darmstadtium

First recorded in 2000–05; named after Darmstadt, the city in Germany where it was first created.
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Medical definitions for darmstadtium

darmstadtium
[ därm-shtätē-əm ]

n. Symbol Ds
A radioactive synthetic element whose longest-lived isotope has a half-life of 0.18 milliseconds. Atomic number 110.
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Scientific definitions for darmstadtium

darmstadtium
[ därm′shtätē-əm ]

Ds
A synthetic radioactive element, first produced by bombarding lead atoms with nickel atoms. It has a mass number of 281, and its most stable isotope has a half-life of over one minute. Atomic number 110. See Periodic Table.
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