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ac·ti·nide

 (ăk′tə-nīd′)
n.
Any of a series of chemically similar, radioactive elements with atomic numbers ranging from 89 (actinium) through 103 (lawrencium). Also called actinoid.

actinide

(ˈæktɪˌnaɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a member of the actinide series. Also called: actinon
[C19: from actino- + -ide]

ac•ti•nide

(ˈæk təˌnaɪd)

n.
any element of the actinide series.
[1945; actin (ium) + -ide, on the model of lanthanide]

ac·ti·nide

(ăk′tə-nīd′)
Any of a series of chemically similar metallic elements with atomic numbers ranging from 89 (actinium) to 103 (lawrencium). All of these elements are radioactive, and two of the elements, uranium and plutonium, are used to generate nuclear energy. See Periodic Table.
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Noun1.actinide - any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103actinide - any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
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Actinoid
actinide
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Fifth-three papers from the November 2005 symposium present new developments in solid-state theory and recent experiments in actinide metals and actinide chemistry.