Californium



a transuranic element. Symbol: Cf; atomic number: 98.
noun
a metallic transuranic element artificially produced from curium. Symbol: Cf; atomic no: 98; half-life of most stable isotope, 251Cf: 800 years (approx.)
californium
(kāl’ə-fôr’nē-əm)
Symbol Cf
A synthetic, radioactive metallic element of the actinide series that is produced from curium or berkelium and is used in chemical analyses. Its most stable isotope, Cf 251, has a half-life of 800 years. Atomic number 98. See Periodic Table.

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