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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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