samarium

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noun sa·mar·i·um \sə-ˈmer-ē-əm\

Definition of samarium

  1. :  a silvery-white lustrous metallic element of the rare-earth group that is used especially in permanent magnets — see element table

Origin and Etymology of samarium

New Latin, from French samarskite


First Known Use: 1879


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samarium

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noun sa·mar·i·um \sə-ˈmer-ē-əm, -ˈmar-\

Medical Definition of samarium

  1. :  a pale gray lustrous metallic element used especially in alloys that form permanent magnets—symbol Sm; see element table


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