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Definition of 'curie'

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  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)
       Synonyms: Marie Curie Madame Curie Marya Sklodowska
  2. French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
       Synonyms: Pierre Curie
  3. 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

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