europium

noun
eu·ro·pi·um | \ yu̇-ˈrō-pē-əm \

Definition of europium 

: a divalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare-earth group found especially in monazite sand — see Chemical Elements Table

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The 16 million tons of materials could contain 780 years worth of yttrium, 620 years worth of europium, 420 years worth of terbium, and 730 years worth of dysprosium. Aj Willingham, CNN, "How the mud in this small Japanese island could change the global economy," 16 Apr. 2018 The iPhone contains a chorus of eight rare earth elements: neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium, terbium, gadolinium, europium, lanthanum, and yttrium. Edward Humes, WIRED, "Your iPhone’s 500,000-Mile Journey to Your Pocket," 12 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of europium

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for europium

New Latin, from Europa Europe

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europium

noun
eu·ro·pi·um | \ yu̇-ˈrō-pē-əm \

Medical Definition of europium 

: a bivalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare-earth group found in monazite sand symbol Eu — see Chemical Elements Table

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