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gadolinium

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noun gad·o·lin·i·um \ˌga-də-ˈli-nē-əm\

Definition of gadolinium

  1. :  a magnetic metallic element of the rare-earth group occurring in combination in gadolinite and several other minerals — see element table



Origin and Etymology of gadolinium

New Latin, from J. Gadolin


First Known Use: 1886


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gadolinium

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noun gad·o·lin·i·um \ˌgad-əl-ˈin-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of gadolinium

  1. :  a magnetic metallic element of the rare-earth group—symbol Gd; see element table




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