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fermium

[ fur-mee-uhm ]
/ ˈfɜr mi əm /
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noun Chemistry, Physics.

a transuranic element. Symbol: Fm; atomic number: 100.

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Origin of fermium

1950–55; named after E. Fermi; see -ium
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Example sentences from the Web for fermium

  • Even after that it could be stopped, provided one had a way to get rid of the violently fissioning fermium.

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  • He should have known automatically that it was building toward Fermium 256.

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British Dictionary definitions for fermium

fermium
/ (ˈfɜːmɪəm) /

noun

a transuranic element artificially produced by neutron bombardment of plutonium. Symbol: Fm; atomic no: 100; half-life of most stable isotope, 257 Fm: 80 days (approx.)

Word Origin for fermium

C20: named after Enrico Fermi
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Medical definitions for fermium

fermium
[ fûrmē-əm, fĕr- ]

n. Symbol Fm

A synthetic radioactive metallic element whose most stable isotope is Fm 257 with a half-life of approximately 100 days. Atomic number 100.
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Scientific definitions for fermium

fermium
[ fûrmē-əm ]

Fm

A synthetic, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is produced from plutonium or uranium. Its most stable isotope is Fm 257 with a half-life of approximately 100 days. Atomic number 100. See Periodic Table.
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