eka-boron

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eka- +‎ boron: the name given by Dmitri Mendeleev to the then undiscovered element at the position of scandium in his periodic table.

Noun[edit]

eka-boron (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) scandium
    • 1902 John Charles Hessler, Albert Lincoln Smith - Essentials of Chemistry
      In 1880, Nilson and Cleve discovered in a Scandinavian mineral a new element which had the properties of eka-boron. They called it Scandium.