transuranic element

transuranic element

[trans-yoo-ran-ik, tranz-, trans-, tranz-]
noun Chemistry, Physics.
any element having an atomic number greater than 92, the atomic number of uranium. All such elements are radioactive and can be synthesized by bombarding a heavy element with a light particle or element. See also transactinide element.
Also, transuranium element [trans-yoo-rey-nee-uhm, tranz-] .


Origin:
1930–35; trans- + uran(ium) + -ic

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