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Meaning of ytterbium

yt•ter•bi•um

Pronunciation: (i-tûr'bē-um), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a rare metallic element found in gadolinite and forming compounds resembling those of yttrium. Symbol: Yb; at. wt.: 173.04; at. no.: 70; sp. gr.: 6.96. Cf.
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