unubium

copernicium

[koh-per-nis-ee-uhm]
noun Chemistry, Physics.
a superheavy, synthetic, radioactive element with a very short half-life. Symbol: Cn; atomic number: 112.
Formerly unubium, element 112.


Origin:
named after Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus; see -ium

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