Origin of neptuniumModern Latin from Classical Latin Neptunus (see Neptune) + -ium: so named by E. M. McMillan and P. Abelson (1913-2004), United States physicists, because its atomic number is next after that of uranium, as the planet Neptune is next beyond Uranus
Origin of neptuniumAfter the planet Neptune ( from the fact that it follows uranium in the periodic table )
See Periodic Table
- The transuranic chemical element with atomic number 93 and symbol Np.
After Neptune (the planet).