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thulia

[ thoo-lee-uh ]
/ ˈθu li ə /
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noun Chemistry.
a dense, greenish-white powder, TmO3, that on gentle heating exhibits a reddish incandescence: used in the manufacture of thulium metal.
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Also called thulium oxide.

Origin of thulia

First recorded in 1885–90; thuli(um) + -a4

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