holmium [hohl-mee-uh m] Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a rare-earth, trivalent element found in gadolinite. Symbol: Ho; atomic weight: 164.930; atomic number: 67.

Origin of holmium New Latin (1879), equivalent to Holm(ia) Stockholm + -ium -ium British Dictionary definitions for holmium holmium noun

  1. a malleable silver-white metallic element of the lanthanide series. Symbol: Ho; atomic no: 67; atomic wt: 164.93032; valency: 3; relative density: 8.795; melting pt: 1474°C; boiling pt: 2700°C

Word Origin for holmium C19: from New Latin Holmia Stockholm Word Origin and History for holmium n.

rare earth element, named by French chemist Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838-1912) in 1886, from holmia “holmium oxide,” a Modern Latin word coined by the earth’s discoverer, Swedish chemist Per Teodor Cleve (1840-1905), in 1879 from Holmia, Latin name of Stockholm.

holmium in Medicine holmium [hōl′mē-əm] n. Symbol Ho

  1. A soft malleable rare-earth element. Atomic number 67.

holmium in Science holmium [hōl′mē-əm] Ho

  1. A soft, silvery, malleable metallic element of the lanthanide series. Its compounds are highly magnetic. It is mainly used in scientific research but has also been used to make electronic devices. Atomic number 67; atomic weight 164.930; melting point 1,461°C; boiling point 2,600°C; specific gravity 8.803; valence 3. See Periodic Table.

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