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actinide any element of a group from element no. 89 (actinium) to 103 (lawrencium).
actinium a radioactive metallic chemical element, atomic no. 89, the first element of the actinide series.
actinoid any element of a group from element no. 89 (actinium) upwards.
actinon an isotope of radon.
actinouranium the isotope of uranium that has a mass number of 235.
airn (Scots) iron; (verb) to iron.
alabamine an alternative name for the element astatine.
aluminium a light silvery malleable and ductile metallic element.
aluminum a light silvery malleable and ductile metallic element.
alumium (Obs.) aluminium, as first named by Sir Humphrey Davy.
americium a chemical element.
antihydrogen an antimatter form of hydrogen.
antimony a brittle, bluish-white metallic element.
argental of or pertaining to silver.
argentum (Lat.) silver.
argon an inert gaseous element.
arsenic a metallic element.
arsenious containing arsenic in the trivalent state.
astatine a radioactive element of the halogen group.
auric pertaining to, like or composed of gold.
aurify to change into gold.
aurum (Lat.) gold.
azote an old name for nitrogen.
barium a metallic element present in baryta.
berkelium a radioactive, metallic element made artificially.
beryllium a metallic element.
bismuth a metallic element.
bismuthal of or like bismuth.
bismuthic containing bismuth in its higher valence; as, bismuthic oxide.
bohrium a chemical element.
boric of, pertaining to, or containing, boron.
boron a relatively inert nonmetallic chemical element.
boronic of or like boron.
brimstone sulphur; esp (otherwise arch.) burning sulphur, (the fuel of) hellfire.
brimstony containing or resembling brimstone.
bromic relating to an acid derived from bromine.
bromin a nonmetallic chlorine-like element found in seawater and mineral springs.
bromine a nonmetallic chlorine-like element found in seawater and mineral springs.
cadmium a metallic element.
caesium a metallic element.
calcic containing calcium.
calcium a metallic element.
californium an element.
carbon a nonmetallic element.
cassiopeium a former name for lutetium.
ceric relating to the element cerium.
cerium a metallic chemical element.
cerous of or like cerium.
cesium a metallic element.
chalcogen an element from group VI(B) of the periodic table, namely sulphur, selenium or tellurium.
charcoal a black amorphous form of carbon (verb) to draw or blacken with charcoal
charcoaly like charcoal.
chlorin a yellowish-green halogen gaseous element.
chlorine a yellowish-green halogen gaseous element.
chromic pertaining to, or obtained from, chromium.
chromium a metallic element.
chromous of chromium in lower valence.
cobalt a metallic element.
cobaltous containing cobalt in lower valence.
columbic pertaining to, or containing, columbium or niobium.
columbium a rare element of the vanadium group, now more commonly called niobium.
columbous of or like niobium, a later name of columbium.
copernicium a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons.
copper (Coll.) a metallic element (verb) to coat with copper
copperish somewhat like copper.
coppery containing copper, or made of copper.
coronium the name given to a hypothetical element in the sun's corona showing spectral lines now known to be due to iron and nickel that have lost large numbers of electrons.
crypton (Greek) an element, an inert gas.
cuprum (Lat.) copper.
curium a chemical element, atomic no. 96.
darmstadtium an artificially produced radioactive element.
deuterium heavy hydrogen, an isotope of hydrogen of double mass.
didymium a supposed element discovered in 1841, later resolved into neodymium and praseodymium.
diplogen an alternative name for deuterium or heavy hydrogen.
dithiocarbamate any of several sulfur analogs of the carbamates including some used as fungicides.
dubnium an element produced by bombarding plutonium with high energy neon ions.
dysprosium a rare-earth metal used in nuclear research.
einsteinium a radioactive element produced artificially.
erbium (Swedish) a rare metallic element.
etherion a very light gas once supposed to exist in air.
europium a rare-earth metal, atomic no. 63.
fermium an artificially produced radioactive transuranic element.
ferreous pertaining to or like iron.
ferrum (Lat.) iron.
flerovium an artificially produced radioactive transuranic element.
fluoric pertaining to, obtained from, or containing, fluorine.
fluorin a chemical element, no. 9, a greenish-yellow gas.
fluorine an element, a greenish-yellow gas.
francium a chemical element.
gadolinic of or like gadolinium.
gadolinium a rare metallic element found associated with yttrium and other rare metals.
gallium a rare metallic element, found in certain zinc ores.
germanic pertaining to, or containing, germanium.
germanium a metallic element, much used in diodes and transistors as a semiconductor.
glucinic pertaining to, derived from, or containing, glucinum (beryllium); as, glucinic oxide.
glucinium a former name for beryllium.
glucinum a former name for beryllium.
goldish somewhat gold.
goldy somewhat like gold (noun) a goldfinch
gox gaseous oxygen.
hafnium an element, atomic no 72.
hahnium an artificially produced transuranic element.
halogen any of the group of elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine.
halogenoid like a halogen.
halogenous of the nature of a halogen.
hassium an element synthetically produced by high-energy ion bombardment.
helium a gaseous element.
helvetium a superseded name for the element astatine.
holmic relating to holmium, a metallic element.
holmium a metallic element.
hydrargyral relating to hydrargyrum, mercury.
hydrargyrum an obsolete name for mercury.
hydrogen a gaseous element.
illinium a former name for promethium.
indium a chemical element.
iodin a chemical element.
iodinate to treat with iodine.
iodine a chemical element.
iridium a chemical element.
iron a metallic element; (verb) to smooth with an iron.
ironlike like iron.
ironness the state of being like iron.
joliotium a former name for the element dubnium.
kalium an old name for potassium.
krypton (Greek) an element, an inert gas.
kurchatovium a former name for rutherfordium, an artificially produced radioactive transuranic element.
lanthanide a rare-earth element.
lanthanum a rare element of the group of the earth metals, allied to aluminium.
lawrencium a chemical element, atomic no. 103.
leady resembling lead.
lithium a chemical element.
livermorium a transuranic element produced by bombarding curium with calcium-20 ions.
lutecium a rare earth element.
lutetium a rare earth element.
magnesic relating to magnesia or magnesium.
magnesium a bright silver-white metallic element.
manganese a hard grey brittle chemical element, used in steels and magnetic alloys.
manganesian like manganese.
masurium a name proposed for element no. 43, now called technetium.
meitnerium an artificially produced radioactive transuranic element.
mendelevium a chemical element.
mercuric containing bivalent mercury.
mercury a metallic element.
mesothorium an old name for either of two radioactive elements.
metalloid an element intermediate in its properties between a typical metal and a typical nonmetal (eg boron, silicon, germanium).
metalloidal intermediate in its properties between a typical metal and a typical nonmetal.
molybdenum a rare element of the chromium group.
molybdic of, pertaining to, or containing, molybdenum in higher valence.
muonium an isotope of hydrogen.
natrium sodium.
nebulium an element formerly assumed to explain certain lines in the spectra of gaseous nebulae, now known to be due to states of oxygen and nitrogen not possible under earthly conditions.
neodymium a rare metallic chemical element of the lanthanide series.
neon a gaseous element.
neoned illuminated by a neon light or lights.
neptunium a radioactive metallic chemical element of the lanthanide series.
nickel a white magnetic very malleable and ductile metallic element; (verb) to plate with nickel.
niobic relating to the element niobium, now called columbium.
niobium a later name of columbium.
niobous containing niobium with a valency of less than five.
niton an old name for the inert gas element radon.
nitrogen a gaseous element.
nitrogenous containing nitrogen.
nobelium a name given to transuranic element 102.
nonaluminum not made of aluminum.
orthohydrogen the form of molecular hydrogen, constituting about 75 per cent of the total at normal temperatures, in which the nuclei of the atoms spin in the same direction.
osmic containing osmium in higher valency; relating to smells or to the sense of smell.
osmically (Adv.) OSMIC, relating to the sense of smell.
osmium a dense element.
oxygen a gaseous element.
oxygenic pertaining to, containing, or resembling, oxygen.
oxygenous consisting of or containing oxygen.
ozonate to treat or combine with ozone.
ozone an allotropic form of oxygen present in the atmosphere.
ozonic pertaining to ozone.
ozonisation the act of treating with ozone.
ozonise to treat or combine with ozone.
ozonize to convert into or treat with ozone.
ozonous pertaining to or containing, ozone.
palladic of or containing palladium in the trivalent or tetravalent state.
palladious containing palladium.
palladium a metallic element resembling platinum a safeguard
palladous containing palladium, a metallic element resembling platinum.
parahydrogen a spin isomer of hydrogen.
phosphor phosphorus; a phosphorescent or fluorescent substance generally.
phosphoric of or like phosphorus.
phosphorus a chemical element.
platina (Spanish) platinum.
platinum a metallic element.
plumbum (Obs.) lead.
plutonium a radioactive element.
polonium a rare highly radioactive metallic chemical element, present in some uranium ores.
potassic relating to potassium.
potassium a silvery alkaline metallic element.
praseodymium a chemical element, a metal with green salts, isolated from the once-supposed element didymium.
prometheum the former name of promethium, a radioactive element.
promethium a radioactive element.
protactinium a radioactive metallic chemical element, a member of the actinide series which occurs as a decay product in uranium ores.
protium ordinary hydrogen of atomic weight 1, as distinct from deuterium and tritium.
protoactinium a radioactive element that yields actinium on disintegration.
quicksilver an old name for mercury (verb) to coat with quicksilver
quicksilverish somewhat like quicksilver.
radiocarbon a radioactive isotope of carbon, specif carbon-14.
radioelement a radioactive element.
radiogold the radioisotope gold-198.
radioiodine a radioisotope of iodine with medical uses.
radiophosphorus a radioactive isotope of phosphorus.
radiostrontium a radioactive isotope of strontium, esp strontium-90.
radium a radioactive element.
radon an inert gas.
rhenium a chemical element of the transition series, atomic no. 75, that occurs naturally in molybdenum ores and is used in superconducting alloys.
rhodic of or pertaining to rhodium.
rhodium a very hard silvery-white metallic chemical element, belonging to the platinum group.
rhodous of rhodium in lower valency.
roentgenium a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially.
rubidic of or pertaining to rubidium; containing rubidium.
rubidium a chemical element.
ruthenic of or containing, ruthenium, esp with a higher valency.
ruthenious pertaining to, or containing, ruthenium.
ruthenium a metallic element of the platinum group.
rutherfordium an artificially produced radioactive transuranic element.
samarium a metallic element observed spectroscopically in samarskite.
scandic of or pertaining to scandium.
scandium a rare metallic element of the boron group.
seaborgium an element.
selenium a nonmetallic solid element used in photoelectric cells.
semimetal a metal that is not malleable.
semimetallic of the nature of a semimetal.
siderophile an element with an affinity for iron, whose geochemical distribution is influenced by this property.
siderophilic of or like a siderophile, an element with an affinity for iron.
silicium the original name of the element silicon.
silicon a nonmetallic element.
silver a metallic element (adj.) like silver (verb) to cover with silver
silverly (Adv.) SILVER, like silver.
sodic of or pertaining to sodium.
sodicity the quality of being sodic, containing sodium.
sodium a metallic element.
stannum (Lat.) the technical name of tin.
stibial pertaining to antimony.
stibium (Lat.) antimony.
strontia an oxide of the metal strontium.
strontic containing, or designating the compounds of, strontium.
strontium a metallic element of the calcium group.
sulfo denoting sulphur.
sulfur sulphur (verb) to treat with sulfur
sulfury resembling, or partaking of the nature of, sulphur.
sulphur a yellow, very brittle, fusible and inflammable nonmetallic element (verb) to impregnate with sulphur
sulphury resembling, or partaking of the nature of, sulphur.
tantalous of or containing trivalent tantalum.
tantalum an acid-resistant metallic element, useful for electronic and surgical parts.
technetium a chemical element.
tellurium a rare chemical element, a silvery-white brittle metalloid resembling selenium.
terbic (Swedish) pertaining to terbium.
terbium (Swedish) a rare metal found in certain yttrium minerals.
thallious containing thallium.
thallium a rare bluish-white metallic chemical element.
thoric of or pertaining to thorium; designating the compounds of thorium.
thoron the radioactive isotope of radon given off by the decomposition of thorium.
thulia the sesquioxide of thulium, a dense white powder from which thulium is obtained.
thulium a rare metallic chemical element of the lanthanide series.
tin a metallic element (verb) to coat with tin
tinlike like tin.
tinniness the state of being tinny.
titanium a metallic element.
titanous of trivalent titanium.
transactinide any element of a group from element no. 104 to 118 (ununoctium, as yet undiscovered).
transuranian of an element, having an atomic number greater than that of uranium.
transuranic denoting any chemical element having atomic number beyond uranium (92), not occuring in nature but artificially produced by bombardment of atoms.
transuranium of an element, having an atomic number greater than that of uranium.
trioxygen a technical name for oxygen.
tritium an isotope of hydrogen with mass number 3.
tungsten a metallic element.
tungstic of or pertaining to tungsten, as tungstic oxide.
unnilhexium a chemical element, aka seaborgium.
unnilpentium a former name of the transuranic element dubnium.
unnilquadium a former name of the transuranic element rutherfordium.
unnilseptium a former name of the transuranic element bohrium.
ununbium a chemical element.
unununium a chemical element.
uranide a transuranic element.
uranium an element of the chromium group.
vanadic derived from or containing vanadium, esp in its higher (trivalent) oxidation state.
vanadium a silvery metallic element.
vanadous of vanadium in lower valency.
virginium a name proposed for chemical element no 87, now called francium.
wolfram (Ger.) an alternative name for tungsten.
xenon an inert gas.
ylem a form of matter hypothesized by proponents of the big bang theory to have existed before the formation of the chemical elements.
ytterbic pertaining to, or derived from, ytterbium.
ytterbium (Swedish) a rare element of the boron group.
yttric (Swedish) pertaining to, derived from, or containing, yttrium.
yttriferous (Swedish) of an ore, bearing yttrium.
yttrious (Swedish) pertaining to, derived from, or containing, yttrium.
yttrium (Swedish) a rare earth element.
zinc a metallic element (verb) to coat with zinc
zincic pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zinc.
zincify to coat or impregnate with zinc.
zinckify to coat or impregnate with zinc.
zincky of or like zinc.
zincoid like zinc.
zincous relating to or like zinc.
zincy of or like zinc.
zinkify to coat or impregnate with zinc.
zinky of or like zinc.
zirconic of zirconium.
zirconium a rare element of the carbon-silicon group.