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joliotium Line breaks: joli|otium
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒɒlɪˈəʊtɪəm/

Definition of joliotium in English:


[mass noun]
The name proposed by IUPAC for the chemical element of atomic number 105, now called dubnium. See also hahnium.
Example sentences
  • In 1994 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommended the name joliotium for Element 105.
  • Consequently, hahnium has a chance of rejoining the periodic table, and even the French joliotium might make into the pantheon.
  • The originally proposed names of these elements by IUPAC were, in order, dubnium, joliotium, rutherfordium, bohrium, hahnium, and meiterium.


1990s: modern Latin, from the name of J. F. Joliot (see Joliot, Jean-Frédéric).

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