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

 

meitnerium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//maɪtˈnɪəriəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//maɪtˈnɪriəm//
 
[uncountable] (symbol Mt)
 
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a radioactive chemical element. Meitnerium is produced when atoms collide (= crash into each other). Word Origin 1990s: modern Latin, from the name of L. Meitner (1878-1968), Austrian-born Swedish physicist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: meitnerium