actinide series

noun Chemistry.
the series of radioactive elements that starts with actinium and ends with lawrencium.

Origin:
1940–45

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actinide series
 
n
a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium

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The actinide series derives its name from the first element in the series, actinium.
Systematic view of optical absorption spectra in the actinide series loading.
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