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- former name of flerovium. Symbol: Uuq
Also called element 114.
- a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Fl; atomic number: 114.
Origin of flerovium
named after Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, cofounded by Georgi N. Flerov, 1913–90, Russian physicist; see -ium
Formerly ununquadium, element 114.
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- See element 114.
- An artificially produced radioactive element whose most stable isotope has a mass number of 289 and a half-life of approximately 2.7 seconds. Radioactive decay of all isotopes is chiefly by alpha-particle transmission. Also called ununquadium See Periodic Table.
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