Erbium Definition

ûrbē-əm
noun
A soft, malleable, silvery rare-earth element, used in metallurgy and nuclear research and to color glass and porcelain. Atomic number 68; atomic weight 167.26; melting point 1,529°C; boiling point 2,868°C; specific gravity 9.066; valence 3.
American Heritage
A trivalent chemical element, one of the rare-earth elements: symbol, Er; at. no. 68
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
atomic number 68er

Origin of Erbium

  • After Ytterby , a town in Sweden

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Ytterby, Sweden.

    From Wiktionary

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