yttrium oxide


noun Chemistry.
a white, water-insoluble powder, Y 2 O 3 , used chiefly in incandescent gas and acetylene mantles.
Also called yttrium oxide.

1790–1800; < Neo-Latin, named after Ytterby. See ytterbia Unabridged
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yttria (ˈɪtrɪə)
another name for yttrium oxide
[C19: New Latin, named after Ytterby; see ytterbia]

yttrium oxide
Also called: yttria a colourless or white insoluble solid used mainly in incandescent mantles. Formula: Y2O3

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