[ mahyt-nur-ee-uh m ]
/ maɪtˈnɜr i əm /
noun Chemistry, Physics.
a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element. Symbol: Mt; atomic number: 109.
Words nearby meitnerium
Formerly unnilennium, element 109.
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British Dictionary definitions for meitnerium
/ (ˈmaɪtnɪərɪəm) /
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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Scientific definitions for meitnerium
[ mīt-nûr′ē-əm ]
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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