holmium


hol·mi·um

noun \ˈhō(l)-mē-əm\

Definition of HOLMIUM

:  a metallic element of the rare-earth group that forms highly magnetic compounds and is obtained especially from monazite — see element table

Origin of HOLMIUM

New Latin, from Holmia Stockholm, Sweden
First Known Use: 1879

Rhymes with HOLMIUM

hol·mi·um

noun \ˈhō(l)-mē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOLMIUM

: a metallic element of the rare-earth group that occurs with yttrium and forms highly magnetic compounds—symbol Ho; see element table

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