element 109

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Noun1.element 109 - a radioactive transuranic element
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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While a few of these scientists later claimed Nobel prizes or appeared on postage stamps, one gained what may be the ultimate chemical accolade: Austrian physicist Lise Meitner had element 109, meitnerium, named in her honor.
During decay, one of the atoms gave rise to a daughter element 109, with an atomic mass of 268, and a granddaughter element 107, with a mass of 264.
GSI, which has an unconfirmed claim to element 109, is now trying to confirm the apparent discovery of element 110.