from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Curie, Irène See Irène Joliot-Curie.
- Curie, Marie Originally Manja Skłodowska. 1867-1934. Polish-born French chemist. She shared a 1903 Nobel Prize with her husband, Pierre Curie (1859-1906), and Henri Becquerel for fundamental research on radioactivity. In 1911 she won a second Nobel Prize for her discovery and study of radium and polonium.
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- proper n. A surname, especially referring to Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie.
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- n. French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
- n. 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)
- n. a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
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