American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A synthetic transuranic element first produced by neutron irradiation of uranium in a thermonuclear explosion and now usually produced in the laboratory by irradiating plutonium and other elements. Its longest-lived isotope is Es 254 with a half-life of 276 days. Atomic number 99; melting point 860°C. See Table at element.
- n. a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
- Einstein + -ium. Named for Albert Einstein. (Wiktionary)
- After Albert Einstein. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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