lanthanide

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noun lan·tha·nide \ˈlan(t)-thə-ˌnīd\

Definition of lanthanide

  1. :  any of the series of elements with increasing atomic numbers that begins with lanthanum or cerium and ends with lutetium — see periodic table table

Variants of lanthanide

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lanthanoid

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Origin and Etymology of lanthanide

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1926


Medical Dictionary

lanthanide

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noun lan·tha·nide \ˈlan(t)-thə-ˌnīd\

Medical Definition of lanthanide

  1. :  any in a series of elements of increasing atomic numbers beginning with lanthanum (57) or cerium (58) and ending with lutetium (71)


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