thulia

[ thoo-lee-uh ]
/ ˈθu li ə /

noun Chemistry.

a dense, greenish-white powder, TmO3, that on gentle heating exhibits a reddish incandescence: used in the manufacture of thulium metal.

Nearby words

  1. thuggery,
  2. thuggish,
  3. thugs,
  4. thuja,
  5. thule,
  6. thulium,
  7. thumb,
  8. thumb a ride,
  9. thumb drive,
  10. thumb forceps

Origin of thulia

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

Also called thulium oxide.

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