Lutetium meaning

lo͝o-tēshē-əm
A silvery-white rare-earth element that is exceptionally difficult to separate from the other rare-earth elements, used in nuclear technology. Atomic number 71; atomic weight 174.97; melting point 1,663°C; boiling point 3,402°C; specific gravity 9.841 (at 25°C); valence 3.
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A soft, silvery-white chemical element, one of the rare-earth elements and the last member of the lanthanide series: symbol, Lu; at. no. 71
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A silvery-white metallic element of the lanthanide series that is used in nuclear technology. Its radioactive isotope is used in determining the age of meteorites. Atomic number 71; atomic weight 174.97; melting point 1,663°C; boiling point 3,395°C; specific gravity 9.840 (at 25°C); valence 3.
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A metallic chemical element (symbol Lu) with an atomic number of 71.
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Origin of lutetium

  • Latin Lutetia , ancient name of Paris, France (where it was discovered) –ium

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

  • From Latin Lutetia (“Paris, the capital of France").

    From Wiktionary