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Philippe +‎ -ium, after Philippe Plantamour of Geneva, Switzerland.


philippium (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) A supposed metallic element obtainable from samarskite, later discovered to be a mixture of yttrium and terbium.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for philippium in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)