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ytterbia

[ih-tur-bee-uh] /ɪˈtɜr bi ə/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless compound, Yb 2 O 3 , used in certain alloys and ceramics.
Also called ytterbium oxide.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin, named after Ytterby, a quarry near Stockholm, Sweden, where found; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for ytterbium oxide

ytterbium oxide

noun
1.
a colourless weakly basic hygroscopic substance used in certain alloys and ceramics. Formula: Yb2O3 Also called ytterbia

ytterbia

/ɪˈtɜːbɪə/
noun
1.
another name for ytterbium oxide
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, named after Ytterby, Swedish quarry where it was discovered
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