Definition of lawrencium in English:

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lawrencium

Pronunciation: /ˌlôˈren(t)sēəm/

noun

The chemical element of atomic number 103, a radioactive metal of the actinide series. Lawrencium does not occur naturally and was first made by bombarding californium with boron nuclei. (Symbol: Lr)
Example sentences
  • Actinides - the radioactive chemical elements that span from actinium to lawrencium on the periodic table - have generated a great deal of interest in recent years.
  • No one could really argue with the choice of lawrencium for element 103, after the man who had invented the machine for element synthesis.
  • Due to its short half-life, there's no reason for considering the effects of lawrencium in the environment.

Origin

1960s: modern Latin, named after Ernest O. Lawrence (see Lawrence, Ernest Orlando), who founded the laboratory in which it was produced.

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Syllabification: law·ren·ci·um

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