rhenium

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noun rhe·ni·um \ ˈrē-nē-əm \

Definition of rhenium

:a rare heavy metallic element that is obtained either as a gray powder or as a silver-white hard metal, is usually extracted as a by-product of molybdenum smelting, and is used especially in catalysts and alloys — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of rhenium

New Latin, from Latin Rhenus Rhine River


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rhenium

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noun rhe·ni·um \ ˈrē-nē-əm \

medical Definition of rhenium

:a rare heavy metallic element that resembles manganese, is obtained either as a powder or as a silver-white hard metal, and is used in catalysts for dehydrogenation and in thermocouples symbol Re — see Chemical Elements Table

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