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niobium

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noun ni·o·bi·um \nī-ˈō-bē-əm\

Definition of niobium

  1. :  a lustrous light gray ductile metallic element that resembles tantalum chemically and is used in alloys — see element table



Origin of niobium

New Latin, from Latin Niobe; from its occurrence in tantalite


First Known Use: 1845


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niobium

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noun ni·o·bi·um \nī-ˈō-bē-əm\

Medical Definition of niobium

  1. :  a lustrous light gray ductile metallic element that resembles tantalum chemically and is used in alloys—symbol Nb; called also columbium; see element table




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