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[ak-tuh-nahyd] /ˈæk təˌnaɪd/
noun, Chemistry
any element of the actinide series.
Origin of actinide
1940-45; actin- + -ide, on the model of lanthanide Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for actinide


a member of the actinide series Also called actinon
Word Origin
C19: from actino- + -ide
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actinide in Medicine

actinide ac·ti·nide (āk'tə-nī'd)
Any of a series of chemically similar radioactive elements with atomic numbers ranging from 89 (actinium) through 103 (lawrencium).

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actinide in Science
Any of a series of chemically similar metallic elements with atomic numbers ranging from 89 (actinium) to 103 (lawrencium). All of these elements are radioactive, and two of the elements, uranium and plutonium, are used to generate nuclear energy. See Periodic Table.
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