neodymium

[ nee-oh-dim-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌni oʊˈdɪm i əm /

noun Chemistry.

a rare-earth, metallic, trivalent element occurring with cerium and other rare-earth metals, and having rose-colored to violet-colored salts. Symbol: Nd; atomic weight: 144.24; atomic number: 60; specific gravity: 6.9 at 20°C.

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Origin of neodymium

From New Latin, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at neo-, didymium
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British Dictionary definitions for neodymium

neodymium
/ (ˌniːəʊˈdɪmɪəm) /

noun

a toxic silvery-white metallic element of the lanthanide series, occurring principally in monazite: used in colouring glass. Symbol: Nd; atomic no: 60; atomic wt: 144.24; valency: 3; relative density: 6.80 and 7.00 (depending on allotrope); melting pt: 1024°C; boiling pt: 3127°C

Word Origin for neodymium

C19: New Latin; see neo- + didymium
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Medical definitions for neodymium

neodymium
[ nē′ō-dĭmē-əm ]

n. Symbol Nd

A rare-earth element used for coloring glass. Atomic number 60.
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Scientific definitions for neodymium

neodymium
[ nē′ō-dĭmē-əm ]

Nd

A shiny, silvery metallic element of the lanthanide series. It is used to make glass for welders' goggles and purple glass for lasers. Atomic number 60; atomic weight 144.24; melting point 1,024°C; boiling point 3,027°C; specific gravity 6.80 or 7.004 (depending on allotropic form); valence 3. See Periodic Table.
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