[ hohl-mee-uh m ]
/ ˈhoʊl mi əm /
a rare-earth, trivalent element found in gadolinite. Symbol: Ho; atomic weight: 164.930; atomic number: 67.
Origin of holmium
< New Latin (1879), equivalent to Holm(ia) Stockholm + -ium -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for holmium
/ (ˈhɒlmɪəm) /
a malleable silver-white metallic element of the lanthanide series. Symbol: Ho; atomic no: 67; atomic wt: 164.93032; valency: 3; relative density: 8.795; melting pt: 1474°C; boiling pt: 2700°C
Word Origin for holmium
C19: from New Latin Holmia Stockholm
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Medicine definitions for holmium
[ hōl′mē-əm ]
n. Symbol Ho
A soft malleable rare-earth element. Atomic number 67.
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Science definitions for holmium
[ hōl′mē-əm ]
A soft, silvery, malleable metallic element of the lanthanide series. Its compounds are highly magnetic. It is mainly used in scientific research but has also been used to make electronic devices. Atomic number 67; atomic weight 164.930; melting point 1,461°C; boiling point 2,600°C; specific gravity 8.803; valence 3. See Periodic Table.
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