Definition of astatine in English:
The chemical element of atomic number 85, a radioactive member of the halogen group. Astatine was first produced by bombarding bismuth with alpha particles, and it occurs in traces in nature as a decay product. (Symbol: At)
- The halogens are a group of chemical elements that includes fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine.
- There is evidence that astatine behaves like iodine in the body.
- By one estimate, no more than a millionth of a gram of astatine has ever been produced in the lab.
Words that rhyme with astatinequarantine • travertine
Definition of astatine in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan