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ionium

[ahy-oh-nee-uh m] /aɪˈoʊ ni əm/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a naturally occurring radioactive isotope of thorium. Symbol: Io; atomic number: 90; atomic weight: 230.
Origin of ionium
1905-1910
1905-10; ion + -ium
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  • ionium expels an alpha particle and becomes radium, which is a bivalent element resembling barium belonging to the second group.

    A Brief Account of Radio-activity Francis Preston Venable
British Dictionary definitions for ionium

ionium

/aɪˈəʊnɪəm/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a naturally occurring radioisotope of thorium with a mass number of 230 Io
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from ion + -ium
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