philippium definition

  • noun:
    • A supposed metallic element obtainable from samarskite, later discovered becoming a combination of yttrium and terbium.
    • an uncommon and skeptical metallic element thought to have been discovered when you look at the mineral samarskite.
    • A supposed brand-new chemical factor revealed by Delafontaine as present in the mineral samars-kite. Its existence is not confirmed; what was supposed to be its oxid has been confirmed to-be a combination, probably, generally speaking, of terbia and yttria.
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