unnilseptium

unnilseptium

[yoo-nil-sep-tee-uhm]
noun Chemistry, Physics.
former name of bohrium. Symbol: Uns
Also called element 107.


Origin:
< Latin ūn(us) one + nīl nothing + sept(em) seven + Neo-Latin -ium -ium

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unnilseptium

a synthetic element in Group VIIb of the periodic table. It is thought to be chemically similar to the rare metal rhenium.

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