Definition of transuranic in English:

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transuranic

Pronunciation: /ˌtrantzyo͝oˈranik/

adjective

Chemistry
(Of an element) having a higher atomic number than uranium (92).
Example sentences
  • Berkelium is a transuranic element, with an atomic number of 97 and an atomic mass of 274.0703.
  • Synthesis of the heavier transuranic elements, as well as of radioisotopes of the natural elements, is sometimes included under the broader umbrella of chemical synthesis.
  • This is the first record of the production of synthetic elements, known as transuranic elements.

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Syllabification: trans·u·ran·ic

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