lanthanum

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Chemical element
La
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λανθάνω (lanthánō, to escape notice) +‎ -um (a chemical element), because it had gone long undetected in mineral ores.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: lăn'thənəm, IPA(key): /ˈlænθənəm/
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NounEdit

lanthanum (countable and uncountable, plural lanthanums)

  1. (uncountable) A chemical element (symbol La) with an atomic number of 57: a soft, ductile, silvery-white metal that tarnishes slowly when exposed to air.
  2. (countable) An atom of this element.

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LatinEdit

 
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NounEdit

lanthanum n (genitive lanthanī); second declension

  1. lanthanum

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lanthanum lanthana
Genitive lanthanī lanthanōrum
Dative lanthanō lanthanīs
Accusative lanthanum lanthana
Ablative lanthanō lanthanīs
Vocative lanthanum lanthana

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [lɑ˧nˈðaː˨nɔ˧m]

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lanthanum n

  1. (uncountable) lanthanum
  2. A part of lanthanum

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