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n. Symbol Eu
A silvery-white, soft, ductile element of the lanthanide series occurring in the minerals monazite and bastnaesite and used to dope glass and plastics for lasers and to absorb neutrons in research. Europium oxides provide important phosphors for cathode-ray tubes and low-energy lighting applications. Atomic number 63; atomic weight 151.96; melting point 822°C; boiling point 1,596°C; specific gravity 5.244; valence 2, 3. See Periodic Table.
(Elements & Compounds) a soft ductile reactive silvery-white element of the lanthanide series of metals: used as the red phosphor in colour television and in lasers. Symbol: Eu; atomic no: 63; atomic wt: 151.965; valency: 2 or 3; relative density: 5.244; melting pt: 822°C; boiling pt: 1527°C
[C20: named after Europe + -ium]
eu•ro•pi•um(yʊˈroʊ pi əm, yə-)
a rare-earth metallic element whose salts are light pink. Symbol: Eu; at. wt.: 151.96; at. no.: 63.
Symbol Eu A very rare, silvery-white metallic element that is the softest member of the lanthanide series. It is used in making color television tubes and lasers and in scientific research. Atomic number 63. See Periodic Table.
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|Noun||1.||europium - a bivalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group|
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
monazite - a reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals; an important source of thorium and cerium