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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

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  • The monopoles reported in September exist only in materials such as holmium titanate and dysprosium titanate, which are known as spin ices/glass.
  • Words like yttrium, holmium, lanthanum, and thulium don't exactly roll off the tongue.
  • Professor of Chemistry in Uppsala, and the discoverer of the elements thulium and holmium.
  • Of the rare-earth metals many - yttrium, terbium, erbium, ytterbium, scandium, thulium, holmium - have been given names that show their origin in various Swedish localities. for more
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