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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See ytterbium oxide.

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  • n. Ytterbium oxide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.


New Latin, from ytterbium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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