American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A synthetic transuranic metallic element (atomic number 100) having 10 isotopes with mass numbers ranging from 248 to 257 and corresponding half-lives ranging from 0.6 minutes to approximately 100 days. See Table at element.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the transuranic element of atomic number 100; symbol Fm. The atomic weight of the most stable isotope, having a half-life of about 80 days, is 257. The first isotope, Fm255 was discovered in 1952 in the debris of a thermonuclear explosion. Other istopes have been produced in nuclear reactors and by decay of other transuranic elements.
- n. a radioactive transuranic metallic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
- Named for Enrico Fermi. (Wiktionary)
- After Enrico Fermi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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