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Noun: Joliot-Curie  zhol'yow koo'ree
  1. French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    - Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie
  2. French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
    - Irene Joliot-Curie

Type of: physicist

Encyclopedia: Joliot-Curie, Irène and Jean-Frédéric