lanthanide series


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lanthanide series

n.
The set of chemically related elements with properties similar to those of lanthanum, with atomic numbers from 57 to 71.

lanthanide series

n
(Chemistry) a class of 15 chemically related elements with atomic numbers from 57 (lanthanum) to 71 (lutetium)

lan′thanide se`ries


n.
the series of rare-earth elements of atomic numbers 57 through 71 (lanthanum through lutetium).
[1940–45]
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Noun1.lanthanide series - the rare-earth elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71; having properties similar to lanthanum
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
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None of the fossil samples contained any other element of lanthanide series except those mentioned above.
Rare earth elements consist of 15 elements of the lanthanide series as well as scandium and yttrium, a total of 17 elements in the periodic table of elements.