columbium

[ kuh-luhm-bee-uh m ]
/ kəˈlʌm bi əm /
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noun Chemistry.

(formerly) niobium.Symbol: Cb

Nearby words

  1. columbia, district of,
  2. columbian,
  3. columbic,
  4. columbine,
  5. columbite,
  6. columbous,
  7. columbus,
  8. columbus air force base,
  9. columbus day,
  10. columbus, christopher

Origin of columbium

1801; Columb(ia) (a literary name for the United States of America) + -ium

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British Dictionary definitions for columbium

columbium

/ (kəˈlʌmbɪəm) /

noun

the former name of niobium

Word Origin for columbium

C19: from New Latin, from Columbia, the United States of America

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