Definition of dysprosium
: an element of the rare-earth group that forms highly magnetic compounds — see element table
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The iPhone contains a chorus of eight rare earth elements: neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium, terbium, gadolinium, europium, lanthanum, and yttrium.
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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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