niobium

noun ni·o·bi·um \ nī-ˈō-bē-əm \

Definition of niobium

:a lustrous light gray ductile metallic element that resembles tantalum chemically and is used in alloys — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of niobium

New Latin, from Latin Niobe; from its occurrence in tantalite


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niobium

noun ni·o·bi·um \ nī-ˈō-bē-əm \

medical Definition of niobium

:a lustrous light gray ductile metallic element that resembles tantalum chemically and is used in alloys symbol Nb called also columbium; see Chemical Elements Table

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