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Definition of "holmium" []

  • A relatively soft, malleable, stable rare-earth element occurring in gadolinite, monazite, and other rare-earth minerals. Atomic number 67; atomic weight 164.930; melting point 1,461°C; boiling point 2,600°C; specific gravity 8.803; valence 3. See Table at element. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "holmium" in a sentence
  • "The monopoles reported in September exist only in materials such as holmium titanate and dysprosium titanate, which are known as spin ices/glass."
  • "Words like yttrium, holmium, lanthanum, and thulium don't exactly roll off the tongue."
  • "SCARLET argon dysprosium erbium holmium lutecium manganese thulium ytterbium"
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