neodymium etymology

English word neodymium comes from English neo-, English didymium

Detailed word origin of neodymium

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neo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Being a newly-discovered or -synthesized variant of an existing compound. (organic chemistry) Having a structure, similar to that of neopentane, in which each hydrogen atom of a methyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group. Contemporary. New.
didymium English (eng) A mixture of praseodymium and neodymium once thought to be an element (symbol Di).
neodymium English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A metallic chemical element (symbol Nd) with an atomic number of 60.

Words with the same origin as neodymium

Descendants of neo-
Neoplatonic neo neobehaviourism neoburlesque neoclassical neocommunism neoconservativism neocortex neoepithelialization neogrammatical neoliberalist neolite neomercantilism neonatal neopatrimonial neopenis neophallus neoplasia neorealism neosilicate neotetrazolium neothalamus neotraditional neourethra
Descendants of didymium