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hol·mi·um

 (hōl′mē-əm)
n. Symbol Ho
A relatively soft, lustrous, malleable element of the lanthanide series, with unusual magnetic properties including the highest magnetic moment of any naturally occurring element, found in minerals such as gadolinite and monazite. Atomic number 67; atomic weight 164.930; melting point 1,462°C; boiling point 2,700°C; specific gravity 8.795; valence 3. See Periodic Table.

[After Holmia (Stockholm), Sweden.]

holmium

(ˈhɒlmɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a malleable silver-white metallic element of the lanthanide series. Symbol: Ho; atomic no: 67; atomic wt: 164.93032; valency: 3; relative density: 8.795; melting pt: 1474°C; boiling pt: 2700°C
[C19: from New Latin Holmia Stockholm]

hol•mi•um

(ˈhoʊl mi əm)

n.
a rare-earth, trivalent element found in gadolinite. Symbol: Ho; at. wt.: 164.930; at. no.: 67.
[1879; < New Latin, Medieval Latin Holm(ia) Stockholm (near where gadolinite and other rare-earth minerals are found) + -ium2]

hol·mi·um

(hōl′mē-əm)
Symbol Ho A soft, silvery, easily shaped metallic element of the lanthanide series. When exposed to a magnetic field, holmium becomes highly magnetic. It is mainly used in scientific research but has also been used to make electronic devices. Atomic number 67. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holmium - a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth groupholmium - a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds
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.
gadolinite, ytterbite - a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium
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We use a 45 W holmium laser (Versapulse, Lumenis Ltd., Yokneam, Israel) with a power setting of 1.5 J at 30 Hz.
According to him, the surgeries to be considered during the subsidised surgery include Holmium Laser Enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for BPH, causing bladder outlet obstruction; Laser Lithotripsy for kidney stones; Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and Lithotripsy using the Swiss Lithoclast Master; and Laparoscopic Surgery for Gallstones and Gynecological problems.
The wavelength of holmium:YAG laser is 2140 nm and its penetration depth in tissue is only 0.4 mm.
If the size of fragments was >4 mm, they could be powered by holmium laser through the visual superfine channel in the phase II treatment one week later.
This may be due in part to the flexibility operators currently adjusting holmium laser lithotripter parameters: pulse energy, pulse width, and pulse frequency.
They agreed for the surgery and excision of stenosis by holmium laser (Figure 9) with balloon dilatation followed by mitomycin C application was done.
Hamilton, "Urethral calculi managed with transurethral Holmium laser ablation.," Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.
Considering patient's comorbidity and the potential risks secondary to surgery, we planned to fragment the stone using a holmium laser system under direct peroral cholangioscopy (POC).
An experiment done by IBM researchers involved having a single Holmium atom change its magnetic state.
Compared with flexible ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy therapy, PCNL has the same stone-free rate.
The technological advance, including the miniaturization of endoscopic equipment and the introduction of holmium laser, as well as urologists' growing experience allowed not only for reducing the lower age limit for children undergoing treatment but also for improving the effectiveness of the disintegration of stone deposits located in the upper urinary tract.