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moscovium

[ mos-koh-vee-uhm ]
/ mɒsˈkoʊ vi əm /
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noun Chemistry, Physics.
a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a short half-life. Symbol: Mc; atomic number: 115.
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Formerly un·un·pen·ti·um [uhn-uhn-pen-tee-uhm], /ˌʌn ənˈpɛn ti əm/, element 115 .

Origin of moscovium

Named in 2016; after Moscow, headquarters of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, in Dubna, Moscow oblast + -ium
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