Definition of joliotium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌjōlēˈōSH(ē)əm/


The name proposed by IUPAC for the chemical element of atomic number 105, now called dubnium.
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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Syllabification: jo·li·o·ti·um

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