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- noun The former
systematic element namefor the chemical element with atomic number112 (symbol Uub), which has been officially changed to copernicium.
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- noun a radioactive transuranic element
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Copernicium, earlier known under the temporary name "ununbium," was first synthesized in the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt in 1996 by a group of German scientists.
RIA Novosti 2010
Several sources are reporting that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has confirmed Copernicium as element 112 on the periodic table of elements with the symbol Cn. What about ununbium?
Slashdot ScuttleMonkey 2010
IUPAC temporarily named the element ununbium, as "ununbi" means "one one two" in Latin; but Professor Hofmann's team now has the task of proposing its official name.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has temporarily named the element ununbium, as "ununbi" means "one one two" in Latin; but the team now has the task of proposing its official name. "