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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.

Usage examples (35)
  • The elements, such as erbium and ytterbium, amplify light signals when excited by a laser.
  • Carbon laser goes deeper than erbium, firming up collagen.
  • There are fractional erbium:YAG lasers the type I use in my office and fractional CO2 lasers, which are much more intense.
  • Then an alarming redness sets in, fading about a week after an erbium treatment and two weeks after a carbon-laser session. for more
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