Hassium Definition

A radioactive chemical element with a very short half-life: a transactinide produced by bombarding lead with high-energy nuclear particles: symbol, Hs: at. no. 108
Webster's New World
  • atomic number 108
  • element 108
  • hs

Origin of Hassium

  • From Medieval Latin Hassia Hesse (German state containing Darmstadt, where the element was first synthesized)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin form of the German state of Hessen, the location of the institute where the element was first synthesized.

    From Wiktionary

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