yttria

noun
yt·​tria | \ ˈi‧trēə \
plural -s

Definition of yttria

: yttrium oxide Y2O3 obtained as a heavy white powder and used especially formerly in incandescent gas mantles

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History and Etymology for yttria

New Latin, from yttri- (irregular from Ytterby, Sweden, where gadolinite is found) + -a

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“Yttria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yttria. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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