holmium

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noun hol·mi·um \ˈhō(l)-mē-əm\

Definition of holmium

  1. :  a metallic element of the rare-earth group that forms highly magnetic compounds and is obtained especially from monazite — see element table

Origin and Etymology of holmium

New Latin, from Holmia Stockholm, Sweden


First Known Use: 1879


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holmium

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noun hol·mi·um \ˈhō(l)-mē-əm\

Medical Definition of holmium

  1. :  a metallic element of the rare-earth group that occurs with yttrium and forms highly magnetic compounds—symbol Ho; see element table


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