a radioactive, metallic chemical element, one of the noble gases: a transactinide produced by bombarding plutonium with calcium ions: symbol, Fl; at. no. 114
Origin of flerovium; from the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions in Russia, after G. Flerov (1913-90), Russian physicist
- The chemical element with atomic number 114 (symbol Fl).
Named after the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, with -ium.