Definition of Californium

1. Noun. A radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 98, Cf
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element



Definition of Californium

1. Noun. a transuranic chemical element (''symbol'' Cf) with an atomic number of 98. ¹

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Definition of Californium

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Medical Definition of Californium

1. Californium. A man-made radioactive actinide with atomic symbol cf, atomic number 98, and atomic weight 251. Its valence can be +2 or +3. Californium has medical use as a radiation source for radiotherapy. Chemical name: Californium (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Californium

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Literary usage of Californium

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1. The Story of the Files: A Review of California Writers and Literature by Ella Sterling Mighels (1893)
"The editorial announcement in the first number was as follows: The californium will be thoroughly Western in character, local to this coast in its flavor, ..."

2. History of San Diego, 1542-1908: An Account of the Rise and Progress of the by William Ellsworth Smythe (1907)
"Considerable skill was required to guide these carts safely over the crude roads. It is said that, the californium were somewhat negligent about keeping the ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1903)
"On May 29 the californium newspaper suspended its issue because editor, type-setter, and printer's devil had hurried to the mines. ..."

4. The American Commonwealth by James Bryce Bryce (1908)
"... californium," some one said to me in San Francisco. 'There are now two other transcontinental lines, but one of them lies far to the north, ..."

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