[ flai-roh-vee-uh m ]
/ flɛəˈroʊ vi əm /

noun Chemistry, Physics.

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

Nearby words

  1. flemish scroll,
  2. flemming,
  3. flench,
  4. flensburg,
  5. flense,
  6. flesh,
  7. flesh and blood,
  8. flesh color,
  9. flesh fly,
  10. flesh out

Origin of flerovium

named after Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, cofounded by Georgi N. Flerov, 1913–90, Russian physicist; see -ium

Formerly ununquadium, element 114.

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