Definition of terbium in English:

terbium

Line breaks: ter|bium
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːbɪəm
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The chemical element of atomic number 65, a silvery-white metal of the lanthanide series. (Symbol: Tb)
    More example sentences
    • Green light is also emitted from some lanthanide elements: lanthanum, cerium, and terbium.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Ytterby, the name of a village in Sweden where it was discovered. Compare with erbium and ytterbium.

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