noun \ˌprā-zē-ō-ˈdi-mē-əm, ˌprā-sē-\

Definition of PRASEODYMIUM

:  a yellowish-white metallic element of the rare-earth group used especially in alloys and in the form of its salts in coloring glass greenish yellow — see element table


New Latin, alteration of praseodidymium, irregular from Greek prasios, adjective + New Latin didymium didymium
First Known Use: 1885


noun \ˌprā-zē-ō-ˈdim-ē-əm, ˌprā-sē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRASEODYMIUM

: a yellowish white trivalent metallic element of the rare-earth group—symbol Pr; see element table


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