[mahyt-nur-ee-uh m]

Origin of meitnerium

named after Austrian physicist Lise Meitner;see -ium
Formerly unnilennium, element 109. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for meitnerium


  1. a synthetic element produced in small quantities by high-energy ion bombardment. Symbol: Mt; atomic no: 109

Word Origin for meitnerium

C20: named after Lise Meitner
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meitnerium in Science


  1. A synthetic, radioactive element that is produced by bombarding bismuth with iron ions. Its most long-lived isotopes have mass numbers of 266 and 268 with half-lives of 3.4 milliseconds and 70 milliseconds, respectively. Atomic number 109. See Periodic Table.
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