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transuranic

transuranian (ˌtrænzjʊˈreɪnɪən) or transuranium (trænzjʊˈreɪnɪəm)

/ (ˌtrænzjʊˈrænɪk) /
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adjective

(of an element) having an atomic number greater than that of uranium
of, relating to, or having the behaviour of transuranic elements

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Word Origin for transuranic

C20: from trans- + uranic, from uranium
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Scientific definitions for transuranic

transuranic
[ trăns′yu-rănĭk, -rānĭk ]

Having an atomic number greater than 92.
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