tennessine

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Etymology[edit]

Tennessee +‎ -ine, named after the Tennessee region. Promulgated in June 2016 by the IUPAC based on recommendations of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to honor the region where the element was discovered.

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tennessine (uncountable)

  1. The chemical element with atomic number 117.
    • 2016 June 8, “Tennessee Gets a Place at the Table with Newest Element: Tennessine”, in Tennessee Today[1]:
      One of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine.

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Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tennessine

  1. tennessine

Usage notes[edit]

It is highly expected that, as this word integrates more fully, it will assume the form of either tennessin or tennes.