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ATOMIC NUMBER 59

 Dictionary entry overview: What does atomic number 59 mean? 

ATOMIC NUMBER 59 (noun)
  The noun ATOMIC NUMBER 59 has 1 sense:

1. a soft yellowish-white trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; can be recovered from bastnasite or monazite by an ion-exchange process

  Familiarity information: ATOMIC NUMBER 59 used as a noun is very rare.


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ATOMIC NUMBER 59 (noun)


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Meaning:

A soft yellowish-white trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; can be recovered from bastnasite or monazite by an ion-exchange process

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 59; Pr; praseodymium

Hypernyms ("atomic number 59" is a kind of...):

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Holonyms ("atomic number 59" is a substance of...):

bastnaesite; bastnasite (a yellow-to-brown mineral that is a source of rare earth elements)

monazite (a reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals; an important source of thorium and cerium)


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