Dictionary

ytterbium

noun yt·ter·bi·um \i-ˈtər-bē-əm\

Definition of YTTERBIUM

:  a soft metallic element of the rare-earth group that occurs especially with other rare earth elements in minerals and that has few commercial uses — see element table
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of YTTERBIUM

New Latin, from Ytterby, town in southern Sweden
First Known Use: 1879
Medical Dictionary

ytterbium

noun yt·ter·bi·um \i-ˈtər-bē-əm\

Medical Definition of YTTERBIUM

:  a bivalent or trivalent metallic element of the rare-earth group that resembles yttrium and occurs with it and related elements in several minerals—symbol Yb; see element table

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: ytterbium metalPrevious Word in the Dictionary: ytterbicAll Words Near: ytterbium
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears