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Noun: curie  kyû-ree
  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
    - Ci
Noun: Curie  kyû-ree
  1. 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)
    - Marie Curie, Madame Curie, Marya Sklodowska
  2. French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
    - Pierre Curie

Derived forms: curies

Type of: chemist, physicist, radioactivity unit

Encyclopedia: Curie, Marie Sklodowska