Definition of "transuranic" [transuranic]

  • Having an atomic number greater than 92. (adjective)

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Use "transuranic" in a sentence
  • "It includes low-level waste and debris that is classified as transuranic waste because it is contaminated with plutonium."
  • "Department of Energy held a briefing in Greene County about the "transuranic" radioactive waste shipments that will start in July"
  • "Overall, there are roughly 400,000 cubic feet of plutonium-contaminated [ "transuranic"] waste housed at the facility, much of it generated by LANL's own nuclear weapons activities."