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uranium 235

noun, Chemistry
1.
the radioactive uranium isotope having a mass number of 235, comprising 0.715 percent of natural uranium. When bombarded with neutrons it undergoes fission with the release of energy.
Also called U-235, U 235, actinouranium.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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