A metallic element of the lanthanide group; atomic no. 70, atomic wt. 173.04. 169Yb, with a half-life of 32.03 days, has been used in cisternography and in brain scans. [Ytterby, village in Sweden]

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yt·ter·bi·um i-'tər-bē-əm n a bivalent or trivalent metallic element of the rare-earth group that resembles yttrium and occurs with it and related elements in several minerals symbol Yb see ELEMENT (table)

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yt·ter·bi·um (Yb) (ĭ-turґbe-əm) [from Ytterby, Sweden] a very rare metal; atomic number, 70; atomic weight, 173.04.

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