Definition of hassium in English:

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hassium

Pronunciation: /ˈhasɪəm/

noun

[mass noun]
The chemical element of atomic number 108, a very unstable element made by high-energy atomic collisions. (Symbol: Hs) See also hahnium.
Example sentences
  • Element 108 is called hassium, after the German state of Hesse wherein Darmstadt is situated.
  • One potential candidate for such a long-living element is hassium, which contains about 180 neutrons.
  • They have anywhere from 13 isotopes to one isotope (e.g., hassium and meitnerium).

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin Hassias 'Hesse' (the German state); it was discovered in Darmstadt in 1984.

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