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samarium

 [sah-ma´re-um]
a chemical element, atomic number 62, atomic weight 150.35, symbol Sm. (See Appendix 6.) The complex samarium Sm 153 lexidronam is used in the palliative treatment of bone pain associated with osteoblastic metastatic bone lesions, administered intravenously.
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sa·mar·i·um (Sm),

(să-mār'ē-ŭm),
A metallic element of the lanthanide group, atomic no. 62, atomic wt. 150.36.
[bands indicating its presence were first found in the spectrum of samarskite, a mineral named after V. E. Samarski-Bykhovets, a 19th-century Russian mining engineer]
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sa·mar·i·um

(să-mar'ē-ŭm)
A metallic element of the lanthanide group, atomic no. 62, atomic wt. 150.36.
[bands indicating its presence were first found in the spectrum of samarskite, a mineral named after V. E. Samarski-Bykhovets, a 19th-century Russian mining engineer]
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