Definitions for joliot-curieʒoʊlˈyoʊˈkyʊər i, -kyʊˈri; ʒɑ̃

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jo•liot-Cu•rieʒoʊlˈyoʊˈkyʊər i, -kyʊˈri; ʒɑ̃(n.)

  1. Irène, (Irène Curie), 1897–1956, French nuclear physicist (daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie): Nobel prize for chemistry 1935.

    Category: Biography

  2. Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Joliot-Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie(noun)

    French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)

  2. Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot, Joliot-Curie, Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie(noun)

    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)

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