Definition of gadolinium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɡædəˈlɪniəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡædəˈlɪniəm//
[uncountable](symbol Gd)
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a chemical element. Gadolinium is a soft silver-white metal. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from gadolinite, named after Johan Gadolin (1760–1852), the Finnish mineralogist who first identified it.
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