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curium (n.)

artificial highly radioactive metallic element, 1946, named by U.S. chemist Glenn T. Seaborg, who helped discover it in 1944, for the Curies (see curie). With metallic element ending -ium.

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Definitions of curium from WordNet

curium (n.)
a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei;
Synonyms: Cm / atomic number "
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