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element 114

noun, Chemistry, Physics.
1.
Formerly ununquadium.

flerovium

[flai-roh-vee-uh m] /flɛəˈroʊ vi əm/
noun, Chemistry, Physics.
1.
a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Fl; atomic number: 114.
Formerly ununquadium, element 114.
Origin of flerovium
named after Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, cofounded by Georgi N. Flerov, 1913-90, Russian physicist; see -ium

ununquadium

[uhn-uh n-kwah-dee-uh m] /ˌʌn ənˈkwɑ di əm/
noun, Chemistry, Physics.
1.
former name of flerovium. Symbol: Uuq.
Also called element 114.
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element 114 in Science
element 114  
Symbol Uuq
An artificially produced radioactive element whose isotopes have mass numbers of 288 and 289 and half-lives of two seconds and 30 seconds, respectively. Atomic number 114. Also called ununquadium. See Periodic Table.
ununquadium
  (ə-nŭn'kwŏd'ē-əm)   
See element 114.
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