Scandium meaning

skăn'dē-əm
A soft, silvery-white metallic element that is found in various rare minerals and separated as a byproduct in the processing of certain uranium ores, and that is used in materials for high-efficiency lighting. An artificially produced radioactive isotope is used as a tracer in studies of oil wells and pipelines. Atomic number 21; atomic weight 44.956; melting point 1,541°C; boiling point 2,836°C; specific gravity 2.989 (25°C); valence 3.
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A rare, silvery-white, metallic chemical element occurring with various rare-earth elements, used to produce high-intensity light sources, etc.: symbol, Sc; at. no. 21
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A soft, silvery, very lightweight metallic element that is found in various rare minerals and is a byproduct in the processing of certain uranium ores. It has a high melting point and is used to make high-intensity lights. Atomic number 21; atomic weight 44.956; melting point 1,540°C; boiling point 2,850°C; specific gravity 2.99; valence 3.
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A metallic chemical element, atomic number 21, obtained from some uranium ores; it is a transition element.
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Origin of scandium

  • From Latin Scandia Scandinavia
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Scandia +"Ž -ium
    From Wiktionary