[ ahyn-stahy-nee-uh m ]
/ aɪnˈstaɪ ni əm /
noun Chemistry, Physics.
a transuranic element. Symbol: Es; atomic number: 99.
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British Dictionary definitions for einsteinium
/ (aɪnˈstaɪnɪəm) /
a metallic transuranic element artificially produced from plutonium. Symbol: Es; atomic no: 99; half-life of most stable isotope, 252 Es: 276 days
Word Origin for einsteinium
C20: New Latin, named after Albert Einstein
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Word Origin and History for einsteinium
discovered in the debris of a 1952 U.S. nuclear test in the Pacific, named 1955 for physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955).
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Medicine definitions for einsteinium
[ īn-stī′nē-əm ]
n. Symbol Es
A radioactive transuranic element synthesized by neutron irradiation of plutonium or other elements. Its longest-lived isotope is Es 254 with a half-life of 275 days. Atomic number 99.
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Science definitions for einsteinium
[ īn-stī′nē-əm ]
A synthetic, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is usually produced by bombarding plutonium or another element with neutrons. It was first isolated in a region near the explosion site of a hydrogen bomb. Its longest-lived isotope is Es 254 with a half-life of 276 days. Atomic number 99; melting point 860°C. See Periodic Table.
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