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Definition 1: a soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group; isotope 170 emits X-rays and is used in small portable X-ray machines; it occurs in monazite and apatite and xenotime - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for thulium in the sense of this definition

(thulium is a kind of ...) any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

(... is made of the substance thulium) a common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus

(... is made of the substance thulium) a reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals; an important source of thorium and cerium

(... is made of the substance thulium) a brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form

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