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yttrium

metallic rare-earth element, 1866, coined in Modern Latin by Swedish chemist Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797-1858) from Ytterby, name of a town in Sweden where mineral containing it was found. With metallic element ending -ium.

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Definitions of yttrium from WordNet

yttrium (n.)
a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys;
Synonyms: y / atomic number "
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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