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moscovium

[ mos-koh-vee-uhm ]

noun

, Chemistry, Physics.
  1. a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a short half-life. : Mc; : 115.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of moscovium1

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

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