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columbium

[kuh-luhm-bee-uh m] /kəˈlʌm bi əm/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
(formerly) niobium. Symbol: Cb.
Origin of columbium
1801
1801; Columb(ia) (a literary name for the United States of America) + -ium
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columbium

/kəˈlʌmbɪəm/
noun
1.
the former name of niobium
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Columbia, the United States of America
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