dysprosium

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noun dys·pro·si·um \dis-ˈprō-zē-əm, -zh(ē-)əm\

Definition of dysprosium

  1. :  an element of the rare-earth group that forms highly magnetic compounds — see element table

Origin and Etymology of dysprosium

New Latin, from Greek dysprositos hard to get at, from dys- + prositos approachable, from prosienai to approach, from pros- + ienai to go — more at issue


First Known Use: 1886


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dysprosium

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noun dys·pro·si·um \dis-ˈprō-zē-əm, -zh(ē-)əm\

Medical Definition of dysprosium

  1. :  an element of the rare-earth group that forms highly magnetic compounds—symbol Dy; see element table


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