pra·​seo·​dym·​i·​um | \ ˌprā-zē-ō-ˈdi-mē-əm How to pronounce praseodymium (audio) , ˌprā-sē-\

Definition of praseodymium

: a yellowish-white metallic element of the rare-earth group used especially in alloys and in the form of its salts in coloring glass greenish yellow — see Chemical Elements Table

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Next door to the oven, more than 150 bags of neodymium and praseodymium and cerium sat on a warehouse floor to be shipped to customers around the world. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, "How Rare Earths (What?) Could Be Crucial in a U.S.-China Trade War," 11 July 2018 The inside has a magnet made with neodymium and praseodymium. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, "How Rare Earths (What?) Could Be Crucial in a U.S.-China Trade War," 11 July 2018 Neodymium, dysprosium, and praseodymium are used in combination to create the components of an electric engine. Nelson Ching, National Geographic, "How Acid—and Bacteria—Could Make Recycling Your Phone Greener," 10 June 2016 The iPhone contains a chorus of eight rare earth elements: neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium, terbium, gadolinium, europium, lanthanum, and yttrium. Edward Humes, WIRED, "Your iPhone’s 500,000-Mile Journey to Your Pocket," 12 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of praseodymium

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for praseodymium

New Latin, alteration of praseodidymium, irregular from Greek prasios, adjective + New Latin didymium didymium

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pra·​seo·​dym·​i·​um | \ ˌprā-zē-ō-ˈdim-ē-əm How to pronounce praseodymium (audio) , ˌprā-sē- How to pronounce praseodymium (audio) \

Medical Definition of praseodymium

: a yellowish white trivalent metallic element of the rare-earth group symbol Pr — see Chemical Elements Table

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