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

 

praseodymium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpreɪziəʊˈdɪmiəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpreɪzioʊˈdɪmiəm//
 
[uncountable] (symbol Pr)
 
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a chemical element. Praseodymium is a soft silver-white metal used in alloys and to colour glass. Word Origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from German Praseodym, from Greek prasios ‘leek-green’ (because of its green salts) + German Didym ‘didymium’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: praseodymium