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mendelevium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmendəˈliːviəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmendəˈliːviəm//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌmendəˈleɪviəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmendəˈleɪviəm//
 
[uncountable] (symbol Md)
 
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a chemical element. Mendelevium is a radioactive element that does not exist naturally. Word Origin 1950s: modern Latin, from the name of D. Mendeleev (1834-1907), Russian chemist.
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