Meaning of curium

cu•ri•um

Pronunciation: (kyoor'ē-um), [key]
— n.
  1. a radioactive element not found in nature but discovered in 1944 among the products of plutonium after bombardment by high-energy helium ions. Symbol: Cm; at. no.: 96.
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