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ytterbium (n.)

metallic rare-earth element, 1879, 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 ytterbium from WordNet

ytterbium (n.)
a soft silvery metallic element; a rare earth of the lanthanide series; it occurs in gadolinite and monazite and xenotime;
Synonyms: Yb / atomic number "
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