Definition of Madame Curie

1. Noun. French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934).

Exact synonyms: Curie, Marie Curie, Marya Sklodowska
Generic synonyms: Chemist



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Literary usage of Madame Curie

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1. Eminent Chemists of Our Time by Benjamin Harrow (1920)
".Madame Curie." The foremost scientist of France, and the I greatest woman scientist in the history of mankind, she counts politically less than many a man ..."

2. Eminent Chemists of Our Time by Benjamin Harrow (1920)
"MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE INCE," says Anatole France, " has two I geniuses—Rodin and Madame Curie." The foremost scientist of France, and the I greatest woman ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"The electroscope then became the chief agent by which radio-activity could be tested, and Madame Curie with her husband—for she had been married the year ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1916)
"Madame Curie received the degree of Doctor of Physical Science, ... When they attempted to break the news to Madame Curie by telling her that her husband ..."

5. Journal of the National Institute of Social Sciences by Lillie Hamilton French (1921)
"President Johnson: We are grateful to you, indeed, Madame Curie, for being with ... RIPLEY HITCHCOCK Madame Curie, Mr. President, friends and members of the ..."

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