Polonium Definition

A radioactive, nonmetallic chemical element formed naturally by the disintegration of radium or synthetically by the neutron irradiation of bismuth followed by beta decay: used as a power source in space satellites, as an aid in inducing electric discharges, etc.: symbol, Po; at. no. 84
Webster's New World
  • atomic number 84
  • po

Origin of Polonium

  • From Medieval Latin Polōnia Poland (the native country of Pierre and Marie Curie, the element's discoverers)

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

  • New Latin Polonia (“Poland")

    From Wiktionary

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