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Meaning of neodymium

ne•o•dym•i•um

Pronunciation: (nē"ō-dim'ē-um), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a rare-earth, metallic, trivalent element occurring with cerium and other rare-earth metals, and having rose-colored to violet-colored salts. Symbol: Nd; at. wt.: 144.24; at. no.: 60; sp. gr.: 6.9 at 20°C.
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