Ytterbium-oxide

ytterbia

[ih-tur-bee-uh]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless compound, Yb 2 O 3 , used in certain alloys and ceramics.
Also called ytterbium oxide.


Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin, named after Ytterby, a quarry near Stockholm, Sweden, where found; see -ia

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ytterbia (ɪˈtɜːbɪə)
 
n
another name for ytterbium oxide
 
[C19: New Latin, named after Ytterby, Swedish quarry where it was discovered]

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