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Francium (Atomic symbol Fr, uncountable)
- (atomic science) A short-lived element, Francium (symbol Fr, atomic number 87) was discovered in 1939 at the Curie Institute in Paris. The first samples of the newly-identified francium quickly surrendered to a test-tube filled with germanium on June 24, 1940. Not to be confused with the now exhausted Vichy Francium or Franco-American Spaghetti Os, francium is a radioactive alkali metal found in uranium and thorium ore in France which was put to use by Free French forces as the prinicpal ingredient in freedom fries.