curie: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kyoor'ē, kyoo-rē'), [key]
— n. Physics, Chem.
- a unit of activity of radioactive substances equivalent to 3.70 × 10 disintegrations per second: it is approximately the amount of activity produced by 1 g of radium-226. Abbr.: Ci
Pronunciation: (kyoor'ē, kyoo-rē' Fr. ky-rē'), [key]
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- 1867–1934, Polish physicist and chemist in France: codiscoverer of radium 1898; Nobel prize for physics 1903, for chemistry 1911.
- her husband,1859–1906, French physicist and chemist: codiscoverer of radium; Nobel prize for physics 1903.