Share this entry

Share this page

berkelium

Saltos de línea: ber|ke¦lium
Pronunciación: /bəːˈkiːlɪəm
 
, ˈbəːklɪəm
 
/

Definición de berkelium en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
The chemical element of atomic number 97, a radioactive metal of the actinide series. Berkelium does not occur naturally and was first made by bombarding americium with helium ions. (Symbol: Bk)
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Following up on berkelium, dubnium and californium, researchers at the University of Berkely in California, stumbled upon am element with atomic number 117 about a year ago.
  • For example, researchers at the Berkeley laboratory first discovered elements 97 and 98 and then suggested naming them berkelium and californium in honor of Berkeley, California, where the research was done.
  • The New Yorker wondered why they had not gone for broke, naming these two universitium and offium so as to reserve berkelium and californium for the next two elements.

Origen

1949: from Berkeley (where it was first made) + -ium.

Palabras que riman con berkelium

epithelium, helium, nobelium, Sealyham

Definición de berkelium en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día coxcomb
Pronunciación: ˈkɒkskəʊm
noun
a vain and conceited man; a dandy