holmium

noun hol·mi·um \ ˈhō(l)-mē-əm \

Definition of holmium

: a metallic element of the rare-earth group that forms highly magnetic compounds and is obtained especially from monazite — see Chemical Elements Table

Origin and Etymology of holmium

New Latin, from Holmia Stockholm, Sweden


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holmium

noun hol·mi·um \ ˈhō(l)-mē-əm \

medical Definition of holmium

: 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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