Meaning of dysprosium
Pronunciation: (dis-prō'sē-um, -shē-), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a rare-earth metallic element, highly reactive and paramagnetic, found in small amounts in various rare-earth minerals, as euxenite and monazite: used to absorb neutrons in nuclear reactors. Symbol: Dy; at. wt.: 162.50; at. no.: 66.
- dysprosium (Thesaurus)