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flerovium

[flai-roh-vee-uh m] /flɛəˈroʊ vi əm/
noun, Chemistry, Physics.
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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
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