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Joliot-Curie Jo·liot-Cu·rie (zhô-lyō'ky&oobreve;r'ē, -ky&oobreve;-rē', -kü-), Irène. 1897-1956.
French physicist. She shared a 1935 Nobel Prize with her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), for synthesizing new radioactive elements.
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French physicist who with her husband, Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), made the first artificial radioactive isotope. They also contributed to the development of nuclear reactors.