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



BrE BrE//prəˈmiːθiəm//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈmiːθiəm//
[uncountable] (symbol Pm)
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a chemical element. Promethium is a radioactive metal that was first produced artificially in a nuclear reactor and is found in small amounts in nature. Word Origin1940s: modern Latin, from the name of the Titan Prometheus, a demigod in Greek mythology who was worshipped by craftsmen.
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