transuranic element

transuranic element

transuranic element [trans-yoo-ran-ik, tranz-, trans-, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry, Physics.

  1. any element having an atomic number greater than 92, the atomic number of uranium. All such elements are radioactive and can be synthesized by bombarding a heavy element with a light particle or element.See also transactinide element.

Also trans·u·ra·ni·um el·ement [trans-yoo-rey-nee-uh m, tranz-] /ˌtræns yʊˈreɪ ni əm, ˌtrænz-/. Origin of transuranic element First recorded in 1930–35; trans- + uran(ium) + -ic Examples from the Web for transuranic Historical Examples of transuranic

  • Its basis is a transuranic element, which is, however, only slightly radioactive.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for transuranic transuranic transuranian (ˌtrænzjʊˈreɪnɪən) or transuranium (trænzjʊˈreɪnɪəm) adjective

    1. (of an element) having an atomic number greater than that of uranium
    2. of, relating to, or having the behaviour of transuranic elements

    Word Origin for transuranic C20: from trans- + uranic, from uranium transuranic in Science transuranic [trăns′yu-răn′ĭk, -rā′nĭk]

    1. Having an atomic number greater than 92.

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