Mendelevium Definition

mĕndə-lēvē-əm
noun
A radioactive, metallic chemical element, one of the actinides, produced by bombarding einsteinium with high-energy alpha particles in a cyclotron: symbol, Md; at. no. 101
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • atomic number 101
  • mv
  • md
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Origin of Mendelevium

  • Named after the scientist Dmitri Mendeleev, who is the creator of the periodic table. The same name was proposed, but rejected, for the earlier-discovered elements berkelium and erbium.

    From Wiktionary

  • After Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev

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

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