Origin of niobiumModL: so named (1844) by H. Rose (1795-1864), German chemist (for earlier columbium) from Classical Greek Niob? (because of its close relationship to tantalum) + -ium: see Niobe and tantalum
Origin of niobiumAfter Niobe ( so called because it is extracted from tantalite )
See Periodic Table
- a metallic chemical element (symbol Nb) with an atomic number of 41.