Definition of curium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkjʊəriəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjʊriəm//
[uncountable] (symbol Cm)
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a chemical element. Curium is a radioactive metal produced artificially from plutonium. Word Origin1940s: modern Latin, from the name of Marie Curie (1867-1934), Polish-born French physicist and Pierre Curie (1859-1906), French physicist, who were pioneers of radioactivity.
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