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    curie - Dictionary definition and meaning for word curie

    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : ci
    Definition
    (noun) French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
    Synonyms : pierre curie
    Definition
    (noun) 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)
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