holmium

noun
hol·​mi·​um | \ ˈhō(l)-mē-əm How to pronounce holmium (audio) \

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

First Known Use of holmium

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for holmium

New Latin, from Holmia Stockholm, Sweden

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holmium

noun
hol·​mi·​um | \ ˈhō(l)-mē-əm How to pronounce holmium (audio) \

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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