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Noun: ytterbium  i'tur-bee-um
  1. A soft silvery metallic element; a rare earth of the lanthanide series; it occurs in gadolinite and monazite and xenotime
    - Yb, atomic number 70

Derived forms: ytterbiums

Type of: metal, metallic element

Part of: gadolinite, monazite, xenotime, ytterbite

Encyclopedia: Ytterbium