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/ ˌmɛn dlˈi vi əm /
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noun Chemistry, Physics.
a transuranic element. Symbol: Md, Mv; atomic number: 101.
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Example sentences from the Web for mendelevium
Researchers at the University of California used new techniques in forming and identifying element 101, mendelevium.
British Dictionary definitions for mendelevium
/ (ˌmɛndɪˈliːvɪəm) /
a transuranic element artificially produced by bombardment of einsteinium. Symbol: Md; atomic no: 101; half-life of most stable isotope, 258 Md: 60 days (approx.); valency: 2 or 3
Word Origin for mendelevium
C20: named after D. I. Mendeleyev
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Medical definitions for mendelevium
[ mĕn′də-lē′vē-əm ]
n. Symbol Md
A synthetic radioactive element; its most stable isotope is Md 258 with a half-life of 56 days. Atomic number 101.
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Scientific definitions for mendelevium
[ mĕn′də-lē′vē-əm ]
A synthetic, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is produced by bombarding einsteinium with helium ions. Its most stable isotope is Md 258 with a half-life of approximately 51.5 days. Atomic number 101. See Periodic Table.
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