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 (trăns′yo͝o-răn′ĭk, -rā′nĭk, trănz′-) also trans·u·ra·ni·um (-rā′nē-əm)
Having an atomic number greater than 92.

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(ˌtrænzjʊˈrænɪk) ,




1. (Elements & Compounds) (of an element) having an atomic number greater than that of uranium
2. (Elements & Compounds) of, relating to, or having the behaviour of transuranic elements
[C20: from trans- + uranic, from uranium]
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Adj.1.transuranic - having an atomic number greater than 92
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