Origin of dysprosiumModern Latin from Classical Greek dysprositos, difficult of access from dys-, dys- + prositos, approachable from prosienai, come to from pros, toward + ienai, to go (see ion): so named (1886) by its discoverer, French chemist P.-E. Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838-1912)
Origin of dysprosiumNew Latin from Greek dusprositos difficult to approach (from its rarity in nature) dus- dys- prositos approachable ( from prosienai to approach ) ( pros- toward ) ( ienai i- to go ; see ei- in Indo-European roots.)
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Dy) with an atomic number of 66.
From Ancient Greek δυσπρόσιτος (dusprositos, “hard to get”).
dysprosium - Computer Definition
A silvery white rare earth metallic element with an atomic number of 66. Dysprosium is from the Greek dysprositos, meaning hard to get at, which undoubtedly was inspired by the difficulty in isolating it. After all, dysprosium was first discovered in 1866 by Paul-*