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neodymium

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noun neo·dym·i·um \ˌnē-ō-ˈdi-mē-əm\

Definition of neodymium

  1. :  a silver-white to yellow metallic element of the rare-earth group that is used especially in magnets and lasers — see element table



Origin and Etymology of neodymium

New Latin, from ne- + -dymium (from didymium)


First Known Use: 1885


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neodymium

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noun neo·dym·i·um \ˌnē-ō-ˈdim-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of neodymium

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




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