joliot-curie, irene

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Joliot-Curie   (zhô-lyō'kyr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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