hafnium

noun haf·ni·um \ ˈhaf-nē-əm \

Definition of hafnium

: a metallic element that resembles zirconium in its chemical properties, occurs especially in zirconium minerals, and readily absorbs neutrons — see Chemical Elements Table

Origin and Etymology of hafnium

New Latin, from Hafnia (Copenhagen), Denmark


HAFNIUM Defined for Kids

hafnium

noun haf·ni·um \ ˈhaf-nē-əm \

Definition of hafnium for Students

: a gray metallic chemical element

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hafnium

noun haf·ni·um \ ˈhaf-nē-əm \

medical Definition of hafnium

: a metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically, occurs in zirconium minerals, and readily absorbs neutrons symbol Hf — see Chemical Elements Table

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