gadolinium

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noun gad·o·lin·i·um \ˌga-də-ˈli-nē-əm\

Definition of gadolinium

  1. :  a magnetic metallic element of the rare-earth group occurring in combination in gadolinite and several other minerals — see element table

Origin and Etymology of gadolinium

gadolin- (in gadolinite, after Johan Gadolin †1852 Finnish chemist and mineralogist) + New Latin -ium -ium Named by the Swiss chemist Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817-94); see “Le Y α de M. de Marignac est définitivement nommé gadolinium,” Note de M. Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Comptes Rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, tome 102 (janvier-juin 1886), p. 902.


First Known Use: 1886


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gadolinium

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noun gad·o·lin·i·um \ˌgad-əl-ˈin-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of gadolinium

  1. :  a magnetic metallic element of the rare-earth group—symbol Gd; see element table


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