transuranium

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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transuranic, transuranian or transuranium (ˌtrænzjʊˈrænɪk, ˌtrænzjʊˈreɪnɪən, trænzjʊˈreɪnɪəm)
 
adj
1.  (of an element) having an atomic number greater than that of uranium
2.  of, relating to, or having the behaviour of transuranic elements
 
[C20: from trans- + uranic, from uranium]
 
transuranian, transuranian or transuranium
 
adj
 
[C20: from trans- + uranic, from uranium]
 
transuranium, transuranian or transuranium
 
adj
 
[C20: from trans- + uranic, from uranium]

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