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 (Cf) [kal″ĭ-for´ne-um]
a chemical element, atomic number 98, atomic weight 249. (See Appendix 6.)
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cal·i·for·ni·um (Cf),

An artificial transuranium element, symbol Cf, atomic no. 98, atomic wt. 251.08; half-life of 251Cf (the most stable known isotope) is 900 years.
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(Cf) (kal'i-fōr'nē-ŭm)
An artificial transuranium element, symbol Cf, atomic no. 98, atomic wt. 251.08.
[California, state and university where first prepared]
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31st state, admitted to the United States in 1850.
California encephalitis - encephalitis caused by genus Bunyavirus; may be seen in domestic animals and rodents.
californium - man-made radioactive actinide, chemical symbol Cf, used in radiotherapy.
California Psychological Inventory Test - personality inventory with emphasis on social interaction.
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californium to produce MAAs in culture is also strong evidence that zooxanthellae are not the source of the MAAs found in those symbiotic specimens of A.