neutronium

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neutron +‎ -ium; Coined by scientist Andreas von Antropoff in 1926 (before the discovery of the neutron in 1931; neutrons had been predicted to exist in 1920).

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  • enPR: no͞o-trōʹnē-əm

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neutronium (uncountable)

  1. (physics) The supposed material, composed entirely of neutrons, that makes up a neutron star.

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