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flerovium

[ flai-roh-vee-uhm ]
/ flɛəˈroʊ vi əm /
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noun Chemistry, Physics.

a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Fl; atomic number: 114.

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Formerly un·un·qua·di·um [uhn-uhn-kwah-dee-uhm], /ˌʌn ənˈkwɑ di əm/, el·e·ment 114 .

Origin of flerovium

First frecorded in 2010–15; named after the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, cofounded by Georgi N. Flerov, 1913–90, Russian physicist.
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