Pronunciation: (kyoor'ē, kyoo-rē'),[key] —n.Physics,Chem. a unit of activity of radioactive substances equivalent to 3.70 × 1010 disintegrations per second: it is approximately the amount of activity produced by 1 g of radium-226. Abbr.: Ci
Pronunciation: (kyoor'ē, kyoo-rē'; Fr. ky-rē'),[key] —n. 1. I•rène Pronunciation: ( Fr. ē-ren').[key] See Joliot-Curie, Irène. 2. Ma•rie Pronunciation: (mu-rē'; Fr. ma-rē'),[key] 1867–1934, Polish physicist and chemist in France: codiscoverer of radium 1898; Nobel prize for physics 1903, for chemistry 1911.
3. her husband,Pierre Pronunciation: (pē-âr'; Fr. pyer),[key] 1859–1906, French physicist and chemist: codiscoverer of radium; Nobel prize for physics 1903.