samarium


sa·mar·i·um

noun \sə-ˈmer-ē-əm\

Definition of SAMARIUM

:  a silvery-white lustrous metallic element of the rare-earth group that is used especially in permanent magnets — see element table

Origin of SAMARIUM

New Latin, from French samarskite
First Known Use: 1879

sa·mar·i·um

noun \sə-ˈmer-ē-əm, -ˈmar-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAMARIUM

: a pale gray lustrous metallic element used especially in alloys that form permanent magnets—symbol Sm; see element table

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