unununium

[ uh-nuh-nuhn-ee-uh m ]
/ ə nəˈnʌn i əm /

noun Chemistry, Physics.

former name of roentgenium. Symbol: Uuu
Also called element 111.

Definition for unununium (2 of 3)

roentgenium

[ rent-gen-ee-uh m, -jen-, ruhnt- ]
/ rɛntˈgɛn i əm, -ˈdʒɛn-, rʌnt- /

noun Chemistry, Physics.

a superheavy, synthetic radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Rg; atomic number: 111.

Origin of roentgenium

named after German physicist Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen; see -ium
Formerly unununium, element 111.

Definition for unununium (3 of 3)

element 111


noun Chemistry, Physics.

Formerly unununium.
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