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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curium 
  n  :  a  radioactive  transuranic  metallic  element;  produced  by 
  bombarding  plutonium  with  helium  nuclei  [syn:  {Cm},  {atomic 
  number  96}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  curium 
  Symbol:  Cm 
  Atomic  number:  96 
  Atomic  weight:  (247) 
  Radioactive  metallic  transuranic  element.  Belongs  to  actinoid  series. 
  Nine  known  isotopes,  Cm-247  has  a  half-life  of  1.64*10^7  years.  First 
  identified  by  Glenn  T.  Seaborg  and  associates  in  1944,  first  produced  by 
  L.B.  Werner  and  I.  Perlman  in  1947  by  bombarding  americium-241  with 
  {neutron}s.  Named  for  Marie  Curie. 
 
 




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