flerovium

flerovium

[flai-roh-vee-uhm]
noun Chemistry, Physics.
a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Fl; atomic number: 114.
Formerly ununquadium, element 114.


Origin:
named after Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, cofounded by Georgi N. Flerov, 1913–90, Russian physicist; see -ium

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