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yt·tri·um

 (ĭt′rē-əm)
n. Symbol Y
A silvery, malleable metallic element that is found in the same ores as other rare-earth elements and is used in various metallurgical applications, notably to increase the strength of magnesium and aluminum alloys. Its oxide and other compounds are useful as phosphors, microwave filters, laser dopants, and superconducting materials. Atomic number 39; atomic weight 88.906; melting point 1,522°C; boiling point 3,345°C; specific gravity 4.469 (at 25°C); valence 3. See Periodic Table.

[From yttria.]

yt′tric (ĭt′rĭk) adj.

yttrium

(ˈɪtrɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a silvery metallic element occurring in monazite and gadolinite and used in various alloys, in lasers, and as a catalyst. Symbol: Y; atomic no: 39; atomic wt: 88.90585; valency: 3; relative density: 4.469; melting pt: 1522°C; boiling pt: 3338°C
[C19: New Latin; see ytterbia]
ˈyttric adj

yt•tri•um

(ˈɪ tri əm)

n.
a rare metallic element, found in gadolinite and other minerals. Symbol: Y; at. wt.: 88.905; at. no.: 39; sp. gr.: 4.47.
[1815–25; yttri(a) + -ium2]
yt′tric, adj.

yt·tri·um

(ĭt′rē-əm)
Symbol Y A silvery, easily shaped metallic element that is found in the same ores as elements of the lanthanide series. Yttrium is used to strengthen magnesium and aluminum alloys, to provide the red color in color televisions, and as a component of various optical and electronic devices. Atomic number 39. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yttrium - a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth mineralsyttrium - a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
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.
fergusonite - a dark mineral consisting of oxides of yttrium and erbium and tantalum and other minerals
gadolinite, ytterbite - a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium
xenotime - a brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form
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