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samarium

Pronunciation: sa-mar'e-um

Definition: A metallic element of the lanthanide group, atomic no. 62, atomic wt. 150.36.

[bands indicating its presence were first found in the spectrum of samarskite, a mineral named after V. E. Samarski-Bykhovets, a 19th-century Russian mining engineer]

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