Origin of erbium
Examples from the Web for erbium
Historical Examples of erbium
A rare metal found by Prof. Mosander, associated with erbium and yttrium in ordinary yttria.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Erbium, a rare metal found along with yttrium, terbium, and other rare elements in some rare minerals.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
(c.) Yttria (YO) occurs only in a few rare minerals, and usually in company with terbium and erbium.
Word Origin for erbium
1843, coined in Modern Latin with metallic element name -ium + erbia, name given by Swedish chemist Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797-1858), who discovered it, from second element in Ytterby, name of a town in Sweden where mineral containing it was found.