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Pu

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Pu

Chemical symbol
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plutonium
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Pu in Medicine

Pu
The symbol for the element plutonium.

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Pu in Science
Pu  
The symbol for plutonium.
plutonium
  (pl-tō'nē-əm)   
Symbol Pu
A silvery, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that has the highest atomic number of all naturally occurring elements. It is found in minute amounts in uranium ores and is produced artificially by bombarding uranium with neutrons. It is absorbed by bone marrow and is highly poisonous. Plutonium is used in nuclear weapons and as a fuel in nuclear reactors. Its longest-lived isotope is Pu 244 with a half-life of 76 million years. Atomic number 94; melting point 640°C; boiling point 3,232°C; specific gravity 19.84; valence 3, 4, 5, 6. See Periodic Table.
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Related Abbreviations for Pu

Pu

plutonium

PU

pickup
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