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hafnium

hafnium

noun haf·ni·um \ˈhaf-nē-əm\

Definition of HAFNIUM

:  a metallic element that resembles zirconium in its chemical properties, occurs especially in zirconium minerals, and readily absorbs neutrons — see element table

Origin of HAFNIUM

New Latin, from Hafnia (Copenhagen), Denmark
First Known Use: 1923

hafnium

noun haf·ni·um \ˈhaf-nē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAFNIUM

:  a metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically, occurs in zirconium minerals, and readily absorbs neutrons—symbol Hf; see element table

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