Definition of kurchatovium in English:

kurchatovium

noun

historical
  • A name proposed in the former Soviet Union for the artificial radioactive element of atomic number 104, now called rutherfordium.

    • ‘But element 104 had been claimed five years earlier, in 1964, by the Russian team at Dubna, who wanted to call it kurchatovium after their head of nuclear research.’
    • ‘For example, the Russian team suggested the name of kurchatovium for element 104, in honor of the great Russian nuclear chemist Igor Vasilevich Kurchatov.’

Origin

1960s: named after Igor V. Kurchatov (1903–60), Russian nuclear physicist.

Pronunciation:

kurchatovium

/ˌkərCHəˈtōvēəm/