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transuranic element

[trans-yoo-ran-ik, tranz-, trans-, tranz-] /ˈtræns yʊˈræn ɪk, ˈtrænz-, ˌtræns-, ˌtrænz-/
noun, Chemistry, Physics.
1.
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.
Also, transuranium element
[trans-yoo-rey-nee-uh m, tranz-] /ˌtræns yʊˈreɪ ni əm, ˌtrænz-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; trans- + uran(ium) + -ic
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Examples from the web for transuranic
  • Berkelium was the fifth transuranic element to be synthesized.
  • A radioactive transuranic element, californium has very few uses.
British Dictionary definitions for transuranic

transuranic

/ˌtrænzjʊˈrænɪk/
adjective
1.
(of an element) having an atomic number greater than that of uranium
2.
of, relating to, or having the behaviour of transuranic elements
Word Origin
C20: from trans- + uranic, from uranium
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transuranic in Science
transuranic
  (trāns'y-rān'ĭk, -rā'nĭk)   
Having an atomic number greater than 92.
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