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gadolinium


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gadolinium  \Gad`o*lin"i*um\,  with  an  assigned  atomic  weight  of 
  153.3.  Gaekwar  \Gaek"war\,  n.  [Also  Gaikwar,  Guicowar.] 
  [Marathi  g[=a]ekw[=a]r,  prop.,  a  cowherd.] 
  The  title  of  the  ruling  Prince  of  Baroda,  in  Gujarat,  in 
  Bombay,  India. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gadolinium  \Gad`o*lin"i*um\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Gadolinite}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  supposed  rare  metallic  element,  with  a  characteristic 
  spectrum,  found  associated  with  yttrium  and  other  rare 
  metals.  Its  individuality  and  properties  have  not  yet  been 
  determined. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gadolinium 
  n  :  a  ductile  silvery-white  ductile  ferromagnetic  trivalent 
  metallic  element  of  the  rare  earth  group  [syn:  {Gd},  {atomic 
  number  64}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  gadolinium 
  Symbol:  Gd 
  Atomic  number:  64 
  Atomic  weight:  157.25 
  Soft  silvery  metallic  element  belonging  to  the  lanthanoids.  Seven  natural, 
  stable  isotopes  are  known  in  addition  to  eleven  artificial  isotopes. 
  Gd-155  and  Gd-157  and  the  best  neutron  absorbers  of  all  elements. 
  Gadolinium  compounds  are  used  in  electronics.  Discovered  by  J.C.G  Marignac 
  in  1880. 
 
 




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