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- noun In chem., the name given by Mendeléjeff to an element, the existence of which he predicted, occupying the same position in his fourth series that boron does in the second. When this element was subsequently discovered it was named scandium.
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- noun chemistry
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The name given by Dmitri Mendeleev to the then undiscovered element at the position of scandium in his periodic table.
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