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lanthanide series

noun, Chemistry
the series of rare-earth elements of atomic numbers 57 through 71 (lanthanum through lutetium).
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1940-45 Unabridged
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  • Certain metal alloys of the lanthanide series showed tremendous potential for extremely high levels of magnetostriction.
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lanthanide series

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