Share this entry

Share this page

bohrium

Syllabification: bohr·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˈbôrēəm
 
/

Definition of bohrium in English:

noun

The chemical element of atomic number 107, a very unstable element made by high-energy atomic collisions. (Symbol: Bh)
Example sentences
  • Few atoms have ever been made, but if enough were found in one area, bohrium would constitute a radiation hazard.
  • In 1997, however, the name bohrium for element 107 was recognized internationally.
  • Only a few atoms of bohrium have ever been made, and it will probably never be isolated in observable quantities.

Definition of bohrium in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…