hafnium

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noun haf·ni·um \ˈhaf-nē-əm\

Definition of hafnium

  1. :  a metallic element that resembles zirconium in its chemical properties, occurs especially in zirconium minerals, and readily absorbs neutrons — see element table

Origin and Etymology of hafnium

New Latin, from Hafnia (Copenhagen), Denmark


First Known Use: 1923


HAFNIUM Defined for Kids

hafnium

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noun haf·ni·um \ˈhaf-nē-əm\

Definition of hafnium for Students

  1. :  a gray metallic chemical element


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hafnium

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noun haf·ni·um \ˈhaf-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of hafnium

  1. :  a metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically, occurs in zirconium minerals, and readily absorbs neutrons—symbol Hf; see element table


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