Meaning of technetium

tech•ne•ti•um

Pronunciation: (tek-nē'shē-um, -shum), [key]
— n.
  1. an element of the manganese family, not found in nature, but obtained in the fission of uranium or by the bombardment of molybdenum. Symbol: Tc; at. wt.: 99; at. no.: 43; sp. gr.: 11.5.
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