[ dahrm-stat-ee-uh m ]
/ dɑrmˈstæt i əm /

noun Chemistry, Physics.

a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Ds; atomic number: 110.

Origin of darmstadtium

named after Darmstadt, the city in Germany where it was first created; see -ium
Formerly ununnilium, element 110.
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Scientific definitions for darmstadtium

[ därm′shtätē-əm ]


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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