Definition of Scandium

1. Noun. A white trivalent metallic element; sometimes classified in the rare earth group; occurs in the Scandinavian mineral thortveitite.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 21, Sc
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Thortveitite



Definition of Scandium

1. n. A rare metallic element of the boron group, whose existence was predicted under the provisional name ekaboron by means of the periodic law, and subsequently discovered by spectrum analysis in certain rare Scandinavian minerals (euxenite and gadolinite). It has not yet been isolated. Symbol Sc. Atomic weight 44.

Definition of Scandium

1. Noun. a metallic chemical element, atomic number 21, obtained from some uranium ores; it is a transition element. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scandium

1. a metallic element [n -S] : SCANDIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Scandium

1. A rare metallic element of the boron group, whose existence was predicated under the provisional name ekaboron by means of the periodic law, and subsequently discovered by spectrum analysis in certain rare Scandinavian minerals (euxenite and gadolinite). It has not yet been isolated. Symbol Sc. Atomic weight 44 Origin: NL. So called because found in Scandinavian minerals. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Scandium

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1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1908)
"scandium, its Salts, and its position in the Scheme of the Chemical Elements. scandium is an exceedingly rare terrestrial element, occurring in very few ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1912)
"Eberhard's spectroscopic experiments, RJ Meyer and Herbert Winter have prepared and investigated a number of scandium salts and compounds in the endeavor to ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, John Cannell Cain, Carl Schorlemmer (1913)
"The element scandium is of very wide occurrence,2 but only in very small ... scandium occupies the place in the periodic system which was assigned by ..."

4. Inorganic Chemistry: With the Elements of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry by John Iredelle Dillard Hinds (1905)
"Valence III. History and Occurrence.—scandium has not been isolated. The oxid was discovered by ... scandium takes the place of the eka-boron described by ..."

5. Inorganic Chemistry: With the Elements of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry by John Iredelle Dillard Hinds (1908)
"Valence III. History and Occurrence.—scandium has not been isolated. The oxid was discovered by ... scandium takes the place of the eka-boron described by ..."

6. Qualitative Chemical Analysis: A Guide in Qualitative Work, with Data for by Albert Benjamin Prescott, Otis Coe Johnson (1901)
"scandium. So = 44.1 . Valence three. It is found in euxenite and gadolinite with yttrium. Its name comes from Scandinavia, where it was first found. ..."

7. The Metals of the Rare Earths by James Frederick Spencer (1919)
"The methods by which pure scandium compounds are obtained will be best illustrated by a short description of the extraction of this element from ..."

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