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Curie   /kjʊrˈi/  /kjˈʊri/   Listen
Curie

noun
1.
A unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second.  Synonym: Ci.
2.
French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906).  Synonym: Pierre Curie.
3.
French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934).  Synonyms: Madame Curie, Marie Curie, Marya Sklodowska.



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