[ see-bawr-gee-uh m, see-bawr- ]
/ siˈbɔr gi əm, ˈsi bɔr- /
noun Chemistry, Physics.
a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Sg; atomic number: 106.
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Formerly unnilhexium, element 106.
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British Dictionary definitions for seaborgium
/ (ˈsiːbɔːɡɪəm) /
a synthetic transuranic element, synthesized and identified in 1974. Symbol: Sg; atomic no: 106
Word Origin for seaborgium
C20: named after Glenn Seaborg
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Scientific definitions for seaborgium
[ sē-bôr′gē-əm ]
A synthetic, radioactive element that is produced by bombarding californium with oxygen ions or bombarding lead with chromium ions. Its most long-lived isotopes have mass numbers 259, 261, 263, 265, and 266 with half-lives of 0.9, 0.23, 0.8, 16, and 20 seconds, respectively. Atomic number 106. See Periodic Table.
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