Americium (noun)

A radioactive element with the atomic number 95, used in smoke detectors and portable X-ray machines.


Named after america, where it was first synthesized.


  1. Americium is a metal with a silvery appearance and is highly radioactive.
  2. The smoke detectors use americium to detect the presence of smoke.
  3. The use of americium in portable X-ray machines allows doctors to perform scans in remote locations.
  4. The discovery of americium was a significant milestone in the field of nuclear science.
  5. The radioactivity of americium makes it dangerous to handle without proper protection.
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