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Noun: rutherford  rú-dhu(r)-fu(r)d
  1. A unit strength of a radioactive source equal to one million disintegrations per second
Noun: Rutherford
  1. British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871-1937)
    - Ernest Rutherford, First Baron Rutherford, First Baron Rutherford of Nelson
  2. British chemist who isolated nitrogen (1749-1819)
    - Daniel Rutherford

Derived forms: rutherfords

Type of: chemist, physicist, radioactivity unit

Encyclopedia: Rutherford, Ohio