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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sa·mar·i·um /səˈmɛriəm, ˈmær-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sa·mar·i·um /səˈmɛrɪəm, ˈmær-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sa·ma·ri·um n.  Chem. A rare metallic element of doubtful identity.
 Note:Samarium was discovered, by means of spectrum analysis, in certain minerals (samarskite, cerite, etc.), in which it is associated with other elements of the earthy group. It has been confounded with the doubtful elements decipium, philippium, etc., and is possibly a complex mixture of elements not as yet clearly identified. Symbol Sm. Provisional atomic weight 150.2.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a gray lustrous metallic element of the rare earth group; is
          used in special alloys; occurs in monazite and bastnasite
          [syn: Sm, atomic number 62]

From: Elements database 20001107

 Symbol: Sm
 Atomic number: 62
 Atomic weight: 150.35
 Soft silvery metallic element, belongs to the lanthanoids. Seven natural
 isotopes, Sm-147 is the only radioisotope, and has a half-life of
 2.5*10^11 years. Used for making special alloys needed in the production
 of nuclear reactors. Also used as a neutron absorber. Small quantities of
 samarium oxide is used in special optical glasses. The largest use of the
 element is its ferromagnetic alloy which produces permanent magnets that
 are five times stronger than magnets produced by any other material.
 Discovered by Francois Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1879.