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ruth·er·for·di·um

 (rŭth′ər-fôr′dē-əm)
n. Symbol Rf
An artificially produced radioactive element with atomic number 104 that has only been produced in trace amounts. The isotope with mass number 261 has the longest confirmed half-life (65 seconds), although isotopes with longer half-lives have been reported. See Periodic Table.

[After Ernest Rutherford.]

rutherfordium

(ˌrʌðəˈfɔːdɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a transactinide element produced by bombarding californium-249 nuclei with carbon-12 nuclei. Symbol: Rf; atomic number.: 104; atomic wt: 261. Name in the former Soviet Union: kurchatovium
[C20: named after Ernest Rutherford]

un•nil•qua•di•um

(ˌyu nɪlˈkwɒd i əm)

n.
provisional name for the transuranic element with atomic number 104. Symbol: Unq Also called rutherfordium.
[1975–80; < Latin ūn(us) one + nīl nothing + quad (ri)- + New Latin -ium -ium2]

ruth·er·ford·i·um

(rŭth′ər-fôr′dē-əm)
Symbol Rf A synthetic, radioactive element that is produced by bombarding plutonium with carbon or neon ions. Its most stable isotope has a half-life of 65 seconds. Atomic number 104. See Periodic Table.
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Noun1.rutherfordium - a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesizedrutherfordium - a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
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