/lan"theuh nuyd', -nid/, n. Chem.
any element of the lanthanide series. Also called lanthanon /lan"theuh non'/.
[1925-30; LANTHAN(UM) + -IDE]

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Any of the series of 15 consecutive chemical elements in the periodic table from lanthanum to lutetium (atomic numbers 57–71).

With scandium and yttrium, they make up the rare earth metals. Their atoms have similar configurations and similar physical and chemical behaviour; the most common valences are 3 and 4.

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  • lanthanide — n. Chem. an element of the lanthanide series. Phrases and idioms: lanthanide series a series of 15 metallic elements from lanthanum to lutetium in the periodic table, having similar chemical properties: also called rare earths (see RARE(1)).… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lanthanide — also lanthanoid noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1926 any of the series of elements with increasing atomic numbers that begins with lanthanum or cerium and ends with lutetium see periodic table table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lanthanide — noun Any of the 14 rare earth elements from cerium (or from lanthanum) to lutetium in the periodic table; because their outermost orbitals are empty, they have very similar chemistry; below them are the actinides. Syn: lanthanate …   Wiktionary

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