from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In chem., ytterbium oxid, commonly assumed to be Yb2O3, which is white, and forms colorless salts, giving no absorption-spectrum; but a characteristic spark-spectrum can be obtained.
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- noun inorganic chemistry
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin, from ytterbium.]
The other members of the group closely resemble it, and amongst them are erbia, terbia, ytterbia, scandia, &c. BERYLLIA.