HyperDic: ytterbite

English > 1 sense of the word ytterbite:
NOUNsubstanceytterbite, gadolinitea mineral that is a source of rare earths
English > ytterbite: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium.
Synonymgadolinite
BroadermineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Substancesberyllium, Be, glucinium, atomic number 4A light strong brittle / brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
cerium, Ce, atomic number 58A ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series
erbium, Er, atomic number 68A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
gadolinium, Gd, atomic number 64A ductile silvery-white ductile ferromagnetic trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
holmium, Ho, atomic number 67A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
terbium, Tb, atomic number 65A metallic element of the rare earth group
ytterbium, Yb, atomic number 70A soft silvery metallic element
yttrium, Y, atomic number 39A silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals
Spanishgadolinita
Catalangadolinita

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