erbium

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noun er·bi·um \ˈər-bē-əm\

Definition of erbium

  1. :  a metallic element of the rare-earth group — see element table

Origin and Etymology of erbium

New Latin, from Ytterby, Sweden


First Known Use: 1843


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erbium

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noun er·bi·um \ˈər-bē-əm\

Medical Definition of erbium

  1. :  a metallic element of the rare-earth group that occurs with yttrium—symbol Er; see element table


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