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ˈhoʊl mi əmholmi·um

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  1. holmium, Ho, atomic number 67(noun)

    a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds

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  1. Holmium(n.)

    A rare element of atomic number 67 said to be contained in gadolinite. Chemical symbol Ho. Atomic weight 164.93. Valence +3. It was detected by spectral absorption bands in 1878 by the Delafontaine and Soret, who called it "Element X". Later the Swedish chemist Cleve independently discovered it in erbia, and named it after his native city Stockholm. The first preparation of pure Holmia, the yellow oxide, was not made until 1911. HCP61 -- Hol"mic (#), a.

  2. Origin: [NL., from Stockholm.]

Wiktionary

  1. holmium(Noun)

    a metallic chemical element (symbol Ho) with an atomic number of 67.

  2. Origin: Holmia (Stockholm), the hometown of Per Teodor Cleve, one of the discoverers of holmium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Holmium(noun)

    a rare element said to be contained in gadolinite

  2. Origin: [NL., from Stockholm.]

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  1. Holmium

    Holmium is a chemical element with the symbol Ho and atomic number 67. Part of the lanthanide series, holmium is a rare earth element. Holmium was discovered by Swedish chemist Per Theodor Cleve. Its oxide was first isolated from rare earth ores in 1878 and the element was named after the city of Stockholm. Elemental holmium is a relatively soft and malleable silvery-white metal. It is too reactive to be found uncombined in nature, but when isolated, is relatively stable in dry air at room temperature. However, it reacts with water and rusts readily, and will also burn in air when heated. Holmium is found in the minerals monazite and gadolinite, and is usually commercially extracted from monazite using ion exchange techniques. Its compounds in nature, and in nearly all of its laboratory chemistry, are trivalently oxidized, containing Ho ions. Trivalent holmium ions have fluorescent properties similar to many other rare earth ions, and holmium ions are thus used in the same way as some other rare earths in certain laser and glass colorant applications. Holmium has the highest magnetic strength of any element and therefore is used for the polepieces of the strongest static magnets. Because holmium strongly absorbs neutrons, it is also used in nuclear control rods.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Holmium

    Holmium. An element of the rare earth family of metals. It has the atomic symbol Ho, atomic number 67, and atomic weight 164.93.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of holmium in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of holmium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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