American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The symbol for the element plutonium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Scotch form of pull.
- n. chemistry Symbol for plutonium.
- n. a solid silvery grey radioactive transuranic element whose atoms can be split when bombarded with neutrons; found in minute quantities in uranium ores but is usually synthesized in nuclear reactors; 13 isotopes are known with the most important being plutonium 239
“The primary hazard of Pu is inhalation of small particles, and even that is not really bad.”
“December 8, 2009, 12: 20 pm rxc: perlhaqr: Pu is not very toxic when ingested.”
“Bernie Cohen (a helth physics professor at Pitt) offered to eat the same mass in Pu if Ralph Nader would eat the same mass in caffiene, and of course the offer was refused, because the caffiene would kill very quickly, while the Pu would not.”
“(Note that its isotopic cousin Pu-239 is even more sensitive.)”
“He posted an online account of his interrogation by Beijing police officials, which included one of them calling Pu a”
“But Washington allowed Pulaski to organize an independent corps, dubbed the Pułaski Cavalry Legion.”
“He said that he knew and appreciated the Russian Ambassador "Pu" in Peiping.”
“I was thinking radioactives like 'Pu' would be the unstable release candidate series”
“Not far from Yu Garden is the Shiliupu ferry pier -- terminal for cruises along the Huangpu river and for a 50 fen (about 7 cents) ferry ride to Dongchang Rd. and the glittering financial showcase of Pudong (literally east of the "'Pu").”
“Not far from Yu Garden is the Shiliupu ferry pier -- terminal for cruises along the Huangpu river and for a 50 fen (about 7 cents) ferry ride to Dongchang Rd. and the glittering financial showcase of Pudong (literally east of the "Pu").”
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