Meaning of scandium

scan•di•um

Pronunciation: (skan'dē-um), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a rare, trivalent, metallic element obtained from thortveitite. Symbol: Sc; at. wt.: 44.956; at. no.: 21; sp. gr.: 3.0.
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