deuterium

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water containing a substantial proportion of deuterium atoms, used in nuclear reactors deuterium oxide , heavy water
nucleus of deuterium; consists of one proton and one neutron; used as a bombarding particle in accelerators deuteron
United States chemist who discovered deuterium (1893-1981) Harold Clayton Urey , Harold Urey , Urey
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