holmium

noun

hol·​mi·​um ˈhō(l)-mē-əm How to pronounce holmium (audio)
: a metallic element of the rare-earth group that forms highly magnetic compounds and is obtained especially from monazite see Chemical Elements Table

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Holmia Stockholm, Sweden

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of holmium was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Holmium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holmium. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

holmium

noun
hol·​mi·​um ˈhō(l)-mē-əm How to pronounce holmium (audio)
: a rare metallic element that forms highly magnetic compounds see element

Medical Definition

holmium

noun
hol·​mi·​um ˈhō(l)-mē-əm How to pronounce holmium (audio)
: a metallic element of the rare-earth group that occurs with yttrium and forms highly magnetic compounds
symbol Ho
see Chemical Elements Table

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