Gadolinium Gad`o*lin"i*um, n. [NL. See {Gadolinite}.] (Chem.) A rare earth metallic element of the Lanthanide series, with a characteristic spectrum, found associated with yttrium and other rare earth elements. Symbol, Gd; it has an atomic number of 64, an atomic weight of 157.25 (C=12.011), and a valence of +3. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Gadolinium — (pronEng|ˌgædəˈlɪniəm) is a chemical element that has the symbol Gd and atomic number 64. TOC Characteristics Gadolinium is a silvery white, malleable and ductile rare earth metal with a metallic lustre. It crystallizes in hexagonal, close packed …   Wikipedia

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  • gadolinium — [ gadɔlinjɔm ] n. m. • 1886; de gadolinite, silicate, du n. du minéralogiste Gadolin ♦ Chim., phys. Élément chimique (Gd; no at. 64; m. at. 157,2) de la famille des lanthanides. ● gadolinium nom masculin (de Gadolin, nom propre) Métal du groupe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gadolinium — Symbol: Gd Atomic number: 64 Atomic weight: 157.25 Soft silvery metallic element belonging to the lanthanoids. Seven natural, stable isotopes are known in addition to eleven artificial isotopes. Gd 155 and Gd 157 and the best neutron absorbers of …   Elements of periodic system

  • gadolinium — metallic element, named 1886 by J.C. Marginac in honor of Johan Gadolin (1760–1852), Finnish minerologist and chemist, who in 1794 first began investigation of the earth which eventually yielded the element and several others …   Etymology dictionary

  • gadolinium — [gad΄ō lin′ē əm] n. [ModL, earlier gadolinia: so named (1886) by P. E. L. de Boisbaudran (1838 1912), Fr chemist, and J. C. G. de Marignac (1817 94), Swiss chemist, who had each isolated it, in honor of J. Gadolin (see GADOLINITE) + IUM] a… …   English World dictionary

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  • gadolinium — gadolinic, adj. /gad l in ee euhm/, n. Chem. a rare earth metallic element. Symbol: Gd; at. wt.: 157.25; at. no.: 64. [1885 90; see GADOLINITE, IUM] * * * ▪ chemical element  (Gd), chemical element, rare earth metal of the lanthanoid series of… …   Universalium

  • Gadolinium — Ga|do|li|ni|um 〈n.; s; unz.; chem. 〉 zu den Metallen der Lanthanoiden gehörendes Element, Ordnungszahl 64 [nach dem finn. Chemiker J. Gadolin, 1760 1852] * * * Ga|do|li|ni|um [nach dem finnischen Chemiker J. Gadolin (1760–1852); ↑ ium (1)], das;… …   Universal-Lexikon

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