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lanthanide

[ lan-thuh-nahyd, -nid ]
/ ˈlæn θəˌnaɪd, -nɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
any element of the lanthanide series.
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Also called lan·tha·non [lan-thuh-non]. /ˈlæn θəˌnɒn/.

Origin of lanthanide

First recorded in 1925–30; lanthan(um) + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for lanthanide

lanthanide

lanthanon (ˈlænθəˌnɒn)

/ (ˈlænθəˌnaɪd) /

noun
any element of the lanthanide seriesAlso called: rare earth, rare-earth element

Word Origin for lanthanide

C19: from lanthanum + -ide
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Scientific definitions for lanthanide

lanthanide
[ lănthə-nīd′ ]

Any of a series of 15 naturally occurring metallic elements. The lanthanides include elements having atomic numbers 57 (lanthanum) through 71 (lutetium). They are grouped apart from the rest of the elements in the Periodic Table because they all behave in a similar way in chemical reactions. Also called rare-earth element See Periodic Table.
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