[ ih-tur-bee-uh ]
/ ɪˈtɜr bi ə /
a colorless compound, Yb2O3, used in certain alloys and ceramics.
Origin of ytterbia
1875–80; < New Latin, named after Ytterby, a quarry near Stockholm, Sweden, where found; see -ia
Also called ytterbium oxide.
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British Dictionary definitions for ytterbia
/ (ɪˈtɜːbɪə) /
another name for ytterbium oxide
Word Origin for ytterbia
C19: New Latin, named after Ytterby, Swedish quarry where it was discovered
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