virginium


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virginium

(vəˈdʒɪnɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) chem a former name for francium
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nos convivia, nos proelia virginium sectis in iuvenes unguibus acrium cantamus vacui, sive quid urimur, non praeter solitum leves (1.6: 17-20) I sing of feasts, of battles of virgins with their fierce fingernails raised against young men, whether I am relaxed, or inflamed, not without lightheartedness (2) Horace sets out a 'value-system' in which lyric verse exceeds epic verse in importance, effectively 'inverting' the existing hierarchy of literary genres (Connor 1987:190).
Two improvements are possible for the transadditions list (discovered with the help of the Franklin Crossword Puzzle Solver): ALUMINUM transadds to NUMMULARIA, and HAFNIUM to HUMANIFY." He notes that Webster's Third lists additional variant names for elements such as ALABAMINE, MASURIUM, VIRGINIUM, EKA-CESIUM and DVI-MANGANESE, not to mention the well-known QUICKSILVER.