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  • n. scandium

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., the name given by MendelĂ©jeff 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.


The name given by Dmitri Mendeleev to the then undiscovered element at the position of scandium in his periodic table. (Wiktionary)


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