from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich 1834-1907. Russian chemist who first devised and published the periodic table of the elements (1869).

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  • n. Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)


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  • Azerbaijan launched the 44-th International Chemistry Olympiad called Mendeleev among schoolchildren.


  • Atomic elements were determined and classified by Mendeleev in the late 19th century.

    Another Look

  • The modern periodic table of elements has been attributed to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, which he published in 1869.

    A Circular Periodic Table of Elements

  • The weight of an element became an important “fact” only after Mendeleev constructed bis periodic system.

    The Language of Science – it’s “just a theory”

  • Following a suggestion by Ed Pegg, I suddenly found it impossible to imagine life without a photo mosaic of Dmitri Mendeleev, the principal inventor of the periodic table, made out of photographs of the elements.

    Wolfram Blog : 2008 : May

  • By the way, I should mention that this code all works perfectly with color images, but Mendeleev exists only in black and white.

    Wolfram Blog : Making Photo Mosaics

  • After returning to St. Petersburg from Karlsruhe, Mendeleev taught at the St. Petersburg Technological Institute, completed his doctoral dissertation, started an experimental farm, and lectured for the Free Economic Society on agricultural topics.

    Mendeleev, Dimitri Ivanovich

  • Mendeleev and Julius Lothar Meyer were among the young chemists attending the Karlsruhe Congress in 1860, and both were impressed with Stanislao Cannizzaro's presentation of Amedeo Avogadro's hypothesis.

    Mendeleev, Dimitri Ivanovich

  • Mendeleev succeeded in arranging all known elements into one table.

    Mendeleev, Dimitri Ivanovich

  • Meanwhile, Meyer and Mendeleev carried on a long drawn-out priority dispute.

    Meyer, Julius Lothar


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