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lawrencium

[law-ren-see-uh m]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a synthetic, radioactive, metallic element. Symbol: Lr; atomic number: 103.
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Origin of lawrencium

1960–65; Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, California + -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for lawrencium

lawrencium

noun
  1. a transuranic element artificially produced from californium. Symbol: Lr; atomic no: 103; half-life of most stable isotope, 256 Lr: 35 seconds; valency: 3
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Word Origin for lawrencium

C20: named after Ernest Orlando Lawrence (1901–58), US physicist
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Word Origin and History for lawrencium

Lawrencium

n.

1961, Modern Latin, from the name of Ernest O. Lawrence (1901-1958), U.S. physicist, cyclotron pioneer and founder of the lab where it was discovered.

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lawrencium in Medicine

lawrencium

(lô-rĕnsē-əm, lō-)
n. Symbol Lr
  1. A radioactive synthetic element produced from californium and having isotopes with mass numbers 253 through 260 and half-lives of 650 milliseconds to 3 minutes; atomic number 103.
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lawrencium in Science

lawrencium

[lô-rĕnsē-əm]
Lr
  1. A synthetic, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is produced by bombarding californium with boron ions. Its most stable isotope is Lr 262 with a half-life of 3.6 hours. Atomic number 103. See Periodic Table.
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