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curie (n.)

"unit of radioactivity," 1910, named for French physicist Pierre Curie (1859-1906), who, with his wife, Marie (1867-1934), discovered radium. The family name in Old French means "kitchen."

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Definitions of curie
1
curie (n.)
a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second;
Synonyms: Ci
2
Curie (n.)
French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906);
Synonyms: Pierre Curie
Curie (n.)
French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934);
Synonyms: Marie Curie / Madame Curie / Marya Sklodowska
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