scandium

noun
scan·​di·​um | \ˈskan-dē-əm \

Definition of scandium 

: a silvery-white metallic element found widely especially in association with rare earth elements and used especially in alloys and in high-intensity electric lamps — see Chemical Elements Table

First Known Use of scandium

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scandium

New Latin, from Latin Scandia, ancient name of southern Scandinavian peninsula

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scandium

noun
scan·​di·​um | \ˈskan-dē-əm \

Medical Definition of scandium 

: a white trivalent metallic element found in association with rare earth elements symbol Sc — see Chemical Elements Table

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