Adjective "erbium" definition and examples

(Erbium may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The chemical element of atomic number 68, a soft silvery-white metal of the lanthanide series.
  1. 'The village is Ytterby and the elements are yttrium, erbium, terbium and ytterbium.'
  2. 'The devices typically consist of a single-mode fiber core doped with erbium, ytterbium, or a combination thereof; other dopants such as thulium can be used, but the development effort is less advanced.'

More definitions

1. a rare-earth metallic element, having pink salts. Symbol:Er; atomic weight:16

7.26; atomic number:6

More examples(as adjective)

"lasers can be erbium."

"systems can be erbium."


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Ytt erb y, in Sweden, where it was first found. Compare with ytterbium.