[ zhaw-lyoh-ky-ree ]
/ ʒɔˈlyoʊ küˈri /
I·rène [ee-ren], /iˈrɛn/, Irène Curie, 1897–1956, French nuclear physicist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935 (daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie). her husband, (Jean) Fré·dé·ric [zhahnfrey-dey-reek], /ʒɑ̃ freɪ deɪˈrik/, Jean Frédéric Joliot, 1900–58, French nuclear physicist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935.
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How to use Joliot-Curie in a sentence
That would be Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, the gal who discovered radioactive polonium.
Screenplays for Marie Antoinette, The Women, and Madame Curie fizzled.
Radium was discovered in 1898 by M. and Madame Curie and M. Bmont, while experimenting with the uranium mineral pitchblende.
They say that her marriage with M. Curie was just such a union, as must have produced some fine result.
M. Curie made this experiment recently at a reception in Lille, to the great delight of the guests.
I suggested to M. Curie the possibility that some philanthropist might be inspired on reading his words to help the new cause.
After we had been in the darkness for some time M. Curie wrapped the radium tube in thick paper and put it in my hand.
British Dictionary definitions for Joliot-Curie
Jean-Frédéric (ʒɑ̃frederik), 1900–58, and his wife, Irène (irɛn), 1897–1956, French physicists: shared the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1935 for discovering artificial radioactivity
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Medical definitions for Joliot-Curie
[ zhô-lyō′kyur′ē, -kyu-rē′, -kü- ]
French physicist. She shared a 1935 Nobel Prize with her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), for synthesizing new radioactive elements.
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Scientific definitions for Joliot-Curie
French physicist who with her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), made the first artificial radioactive isotope. They also contributed to the development of nuclear reactors.
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