Definition of europium
: a divalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare-earth group found especially in monazite sand — 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 europium
New Latin, from Europa Europe
First Known Use: 1901See Words from the same year
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