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- n. The systematic element name for flerovium, the chemical element with atomic number 114 (symbol Uuq).
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- n. a radioactive transuranic element
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In December 1998 and January 1999, high-energy physicists in Russia created a superheavy element called ununquadium with a record 114 protons.
They have temporary titles - ununquadium and ununhexium - but final names are yet to been decided.
Is the euro, like ununquadium, simply too massive for the natural world?
At the very moment that the physicists in Dubna, Russia, were birthing ununquadium, another group of scientists-dismal scientists-were smashing together the currencies of Western Europe to form a brand-new synthetic element known as the euro, which they proudly launched on Jan.