Origin: ModL, earlier gadolinia: so named (1886) by P. E. L. de Boisbaudran (1838-1912), Fr chemist, and J.-C. G. de Marignac (1817-94), Swiss chemist, who had each isolated it, in honor of J. Gadolin (see gadolinite) + -ium
See gadolinium in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun Symbol Gd
Origin: After Johan Gadolin (1760-1852), Finnish chemist.
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