[ ahy-oh-nee-uhm ]
/ aɪˈoʊ ni əm /
a naturally occurring radioactive isotope of thorium. Symbol: Io; atomic number: 90; atomic weight: 230.
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Ionium expels an alpha particle and becomes radium, which is a bivalent element resembling barium belonging to the second group.A Brief Account of Radio-activity|Francis Preston Venable
British Dictionary definitions for ionium
/ (aɪˈəʊnɪəm) /
obsolete a naturally occurring radioisotope of thorium with a mass number of 230Symbol: Io
Word Origin for ionium
C20: from New Latin, from ion + -ium
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