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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A radioactive transuranic element.

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  • Some of the elements, such as francium and californium, were named to honor the places where they were discovered.
  • The two transuranium elements most recently discovered, berkelium and californium, correspond to terbium and dysprosium in the lanthanides.
  • You need some germanium crystals, a pinch of molybdenum, a teaspoon of californium ... and working with those short-lived superheavies is a royal pain, I'll tell you.
  • Don't expect much, after all these are the people behind elements like californium and einsteinium. for more
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