ytterbia

[ ih-tur-bee-uh ]
/ ɪˈtɜr bi ə /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless compound, Yb2O3, used in certain alloys and ceramics.

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Also called ytterbium oxide.

Origin of ytterbia

1875–80; <New Latin, named after Ytterby, a quarry near Stockholm, Sweden, where found; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for ytterbia

ytterbia
/ (ɪˈtɜːbɪə) /

noun

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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