[ dəb-yĕrn′ ]
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French chemist who discovered actinium in 1900. In 1910 he collaborated with Marie Curie to isolate pure radium.
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Example sentences from the Web for Debierne
M. Debierne has obtained a third radioactive substance from pitchblende, which he has called “Actinium.”Alchemy: Ancient and Modern|H. Stanley Redgrove
Shortly after that Debierne discovered still another radio-active substance, to which he gave the name actinium.Boys' Second Book of Inventions|Ray Stannard Baker