Technetium Definition

tĕk-nēshē-əm, -shəm
A silver-gray, metallic chemical element obtained by the irradiation of molybdenum with deuterons and in the fission of uranium: it does not exist in nature and all its isotopes are radioactive: it is a superconductor, an inhibitor of metal corrosion, and a medical tracer: symbol, Tc; at. no. 43
Webster's New World
  • atomic number 43
  • tc

Origin of Technetium

  • From Greek tekhnētos artificial from tekhnāsthai to make by art from tekhnē art technical

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

  • techno- +"Ž -ium because it was the first artificially created element.

    From Wiktionary

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