protium

[ proh-tee-uh m, -shee-uh m ]
/ ˈproʊ ti əm, -ʃi əm /
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noun Chemistry.

the lightest and most common isotope of hydrogen. Symbol: H1

Nearby words

  1. prothrombinase,
  2. protist,
  3. protista,
  4. protistan,
  5. protistology,
  6. proto team,
  7. proto-,
  8. proto-algonquian,
  9. proto-doric,
  10. proto-elamite

Origin of protium

First recorded in 1930–35; prot- + -ium

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British Dictionary definitions for protium

protium

/ (ˈprəʊtɪəm) /

noun

the most common isotope of hydrogen, having a mass number of 1

Word Origin for protium

C20: New Latin, from proto- + -ium

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Medicine definitions for protium

protium

[ prōtē-əm, prōshē- ]

n.

hydrogen-1

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Science definitions for protium

protium

[ prōtē-əm, -shē-əm ]

The most abundant isotope of hydrogen, having an atomic mass of 1. Its nucleus consists of a single proton. See more at hydrogen.
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