scandium

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noun scan·di·um \ˈskan-dē-əm\

Definition of scandium

  1. :  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 element table

Origin and Etymology of scandium

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


First Known Use: 1879


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scandium

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noun scan·di·um \ˈskan-dē-əm\

Medical Definition of scandium

  1. :  a white trivalent metallic element found in association with rare earth elements—symbol Sc; see element table


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