Praseodymium meaning

prāzē-ō-dĭmē-əm, prāsē-
A soft, silvery, malleable, ductile rare-earth element that develops a characteristic green tarnish in air. It occurs naturally with other rare earths in monazite and bastnaesite and is used to color glass and ceramics yellow, as a core material for carbon arcs, and in metallic alloys. Atomic number 59; atomic weight 140.908; melting point 931°C; boiling point 3,520°C; specific gravity 6.773; valence 3, 4.
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A silvery, malleable chemical element, one of the rare-earth elements, whose salts are generally green in color and are used to color glasses and enamels: symbol, Pr; at. no. 59
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A soft, malleable, silvery metallic element of the lanthanide series that develops a green tarnish in air. It is used to add a yellow tint to glass and ceramics and to make the glass used in welding goggles. Atomic number 59; atomic weight 140.908; melting point 935°C; boiling point 3,127°C; specific gravity 6.8; valence 3, 4.
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A metallic chemical element (symbol Pr) with an atomic number of 59.
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Origin of praseodymium

  • German Praseodym Greek praseos variant of prasios leek-green (from prason leek) German -dym didymium

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

  • From Ancient Greek πράσιος (prasios, “leek-green") + didymium.

    From Wiktionary