berkelium berkelium

Definition(s):

  • (n) a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding americium with helium

Synonym(s)

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Usage(s):

  1. Sometime in August, Seaborg, who won a Nobel Prize with Physicist Edwin McMillan for discovering plutonium (the pair also discovered berkelium, californium, four other elements .
  2. His props include batches of the nine-odd man-made elements (plutonium, berkelium, etc.

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