heavy hydrogen


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heavy hydrogen

n.
An isotope of hydrogen with mass number greater than 1; deuterium or tritium.

heavy hydrogen

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for deuterium

heav′y hy′drogen


n.
either of the heavy isotopes of hydrogen, esp. deuterium.
[1930–35]

heav·y hydrogen

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Noun1.heavy hydrogen - an isotope of hydrogen which has one neutron (as opposed to zero neutrons in hydrogen)
isotope - one of two or more atoms with the same atomic number but with different numbers of neutrons
hydrogen atom - an atom of hydrogen
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