HyperDic: ytterbium

English > 1 sense of the word ytterbium:
NOUNsubstanceytterbium, Yb, atomic number 70a soft silvery metallic element
English > ytterbium: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA soft silvery metallic element; a rare earth of the lanthanide series; it occurs in gadolinite and monazite and xenotime.
SynonymsYb, atomic number 70
Broadermetallic element, metalAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Substance ofgadolinite, ytterbiteA mineral that is a source of rare earths
monaziteA reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals
xenotimeA brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form
Spanishiterbio, número atómico 70, Yb, yterbio
Catalaniterbi, número atòmic 70, Yb

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