Definition of joliotium in English:

joliotium

noun

  • [mass noun] The name proposed by IUPAC for the chemical element of atomic number 105, now called dubnium.

    See also hahnium
    • ‘Consequently, hahnium has a chance of rejoining the periodic table, and even the French joliotium might make into the pantheon.’
    • ‘In August 1994 a panel of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommended it be called joliotium, for the French physicist Frederic Joliot-Curie.’
    • ‘Its former names have included hahnium, joliotium and nielsbohrium’
    • ‘In 1994 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommended the name joliotium for Element 105.’
    • ‘The originally proposed names of these elements by IUPAC were, in order, dubnium, joliotium, rutherfordium, bohrium, hahnium, and meiterium.’

Origin

1990s: modern Latin, from the name of J. F. Joliot (see Joliot, Jean-Frédéric).

Pronunciation:

joliotium

/ˌdʒɒlɪˈəʊtɪəm/