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protium

[ proh-tee-uhm, -shee-uhm ]
/ ˈproʊ ti əm, -ʃi əm /
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noun Chemistry.
the lightest and most common isotope of hydrogen. Symbol:1H
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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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Medical definitions for protium

protium
[ prōtē-əm, prōshē- ]

n.
hydrogen-1
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Scientific 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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