atomic number 88


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Noun1.atomic number 88 - an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium oresatomic number 88 - an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
uranium ore - any ore from which uranium can be extracted
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30 Cheltenham A white alkaline earth metal with the atomic number 88 and chemical symbol Ra, radium was discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie in 1898.