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British Dictionary definitions for dy

Dy

the chemical symbol for

dysprosium

DY

abbreviation for

Benin (international car registration)

Word Origin for DY

from Dahomey

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Medicine definitions for dy

Dy

The symbol for the elementdysprosium

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Science definitions for dy

Dy

The symbol for dysprosium.

dysprosium

[dĭs-prōzē-əm]

Dy

A soft, silvery metallic element of the lanthanide series. Because it has a high melting point and absorbs neutrons well, dysprosium is used to help control nuclear reactions. Atomic number 66; atomic weight 162.50; melting point 1,407°C; boiling point 2,600°C; specific gravity 8.536; valence 3. See Periodic Table.
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